A common misconception among those on the hunt for a new job is that recruiters and employers are not hiring in November and December and it is best to leave the job search until the New Year. While there is no denying that things do shut down Christmas week itself, the run up to Christmas can in fact be a very busy period for jobs.
Companies are planning for the year ahead and many will wish to have someone new lined up for a January start date. With a common notice period of one month, this means getting the recruitment process completed pre-Christmas.
With a lot of candidates switched off, there is a big advantage for candidates who are still active and alert to opportunities. Employers are often in good spirits, more available, and reflecting on their business needs as the year comes to an end. Christmas is an ideal opportunity to be proactive, make new connections or reignite old ones that could be useful for your job search.