Is Holiday Job Search a Waste of Time?

by Meg Guiseppi on December 8, 2014

Holiday Executive Job Search“Companies don’t hire in December, right? Maybe it makes more sense to wait until the new year to dive into my search.”

I often hear such sentiments from executive job seekers at this time of year.

If this is your thinking, you’re missing out on opportunities to make headway in your job search, when your competitors have taken that misguided notion to heart, and put their searches on hold.

Holiday job-hunting offers unique circumstances to network – at office parties, family/friends get-togethers, and other holiday events – that we don’t typically see at other times of year.

You’ll have more opportunities to meet and speak with executive recruiters, hiring decision makers at your target companies, and others who can help you with your career goals, because they won’t be inundated with meeting requests, like they will as soon as January gets here.

And many companies set their budgets for the following year in the fall. They’re recruiting now to start people in January. If you don’t start looking until January, it may be too late for you.

Holiday Executive Job SearchWant to learn how to best take advantage of holiday networking, and land that great-fit job faster?

Susan P. Joyce, online job search expert and founder of – one of Forbes’ Top 100 Websites for Your Career – and I published a great little Kindle ebook to help you:

New Year, New Job! 101 Top Tips from the Job-Hunt Experts for Your Holiday Job Search: How to Use the Holidays to Advance Your Job Search

This ebook is chock full of spot-on advice to conquer holiday job search, dished out by 26 of the job search and career experts at, with a preface by Richard Bolles, author of “What Color Is Your Parachute?

For only 99 cents, this is a steal!

And you don’t need a Kindle device to read Kindle books. You can download Amazon’s free Kindle reading app, for your smartphone, computer, or tablet.

You can read more about the Kindle book and the Job-Hunt Experts here.

More job search ebooks to help you land that great-fit job faster:

23 Ways You Sabotage Your Executive Job Search and How Your Brand Will Help You Land

20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search

LinkedIn Secrets You Need To Know To Position Yourself for Job Search Success


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