A very merry Christmas from Inspiring

As we all prepare for the festive period many job seekers take a break from the hunt in December due to the distraction of holiday plans and Christmas parties. This is precisely why this time of year can be a great time to find a job. Resist the urge to take a long break under the assumption that no-one is hiring during the holidays. With plenty of opportunities still out there but many people starting afresh in the New Year, you will beat the January rush by applying now.

Therefore it is important to use the holidays productively so that you don’t miss out on any available opportunities. As well as applying for vacancies you should use the time to research and re-evaluate what you want in a job and updating and targeting your CV. Develop an active social media presence and keep up-to-date with any industry developments. Remember to use holiday parties to practice the golden rule of job hunting: networking. Whether it is a partner’s Christmas work do, a family get together or a New Year’s Eve gathering, network and introduce yourself to people you might not otherwise have a chance to meet.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on your emails and keep your phone close to hand in case a potential employer wants to get in touch.

Most importantly – enjoy the holidays with friends and family, relax and re-charge those batteries.

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Inspiring Team