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Why you shouldn’t stop the job hunt at Christmas

With the festive period fast approaching, many presume that employers will be winding down for Christmas – however this can also be a great time to ramp up your job hunt – there is still a lot of employers determined to place top talent across December – business never stops so why should your job search!

You are also less likely to be in such a competitive candidate pool when applying for roles, as many have the perception that employers will be closing down over the holidays or that interview processes will begin again in the New Year, meaning that there is potentially less competition within the candidate pool when arranging interviews.

Key contacts in companies are often easier to reach – other business commitments may slow down so they are more likely to be engaged in your story and impressed by your drive to continue your role search, when many stop.

Use this time wisely to reflect upon the working year, search for jobs, prepare applications and research the companies you would really like to work for.
There is a whole host of networking events In December, so take advantage of the festivities and join up to a networking event in your relevant sector.

The holidays are an excellent time to apply for that dream job, beat the rush and set yourself some career goals for the year ahead.

If you would like further advice and career support from BMC, our consultants would be happy to help you. Contact 0191 303 9298 or email:




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