Are you in a job search, or about to be, and thinking that the end of the year is the worst time to land a job?
Do you figure everyone kicks back for the holidays . . . companies don’t hire until the New Year . . . so it’s not even worth the effort?
Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Labor that may surprise you:
→ More than 3 million jobs were OPEN in each of the months of October, November and December of 2011, and January of 2012.
→ More than 8,400,000 jobs were FILLED in November and December of 2011. That’s more than double the jobs filled in January of 2012!
So you see, chances are quite good that you can land a job during the holidays.
In fact, the holidays are one of the BEST times to uncover new opportunities, make inroads and secure a full-time job.
I don’t mean just a holiday temp job (although that’s an option, too) . . . I mean permanent, full-time employment at a company you’re targeting.
Why is this so?
Most people think the holidays are not such a good time to land a job . . . so they do nothing.
If you dive in with purpose, you’ll have much less competition than you will if you wait until the New Year, when the majority of people hunker into job search.
To help you land that job during the holidays, Susan P. Joyce, the mastermind behind Job-Hunt.org, and I have collaborated on a new Amazon Kindle book.
Along with 26 of Job-Hunt’s Experts, career professionals who write monthly articles for Job-Hunt within their areas of job search expertise, we wrote:
The book also includes a preface and holiday job search tip by Richard Bolles, who inspired the establishment of the modern career counseling field with the most popular job-hunting book in the world, What Color Is Your Parachute? 10 million copies sold (rewritten annually).
And the best part . . .
The price is only 99 CENTS!!!
We’ve kept the price low, because we really want you to land a job soon.
Click here to order “New Year, New Job! 101 Top Tips from the Job-Hunt Experts for Your Holiday Job Search” on Amazon Kindle
Some of the tips in this book will take time to accomplish. Some can be done quite quickly, with very beneficial results. Some you can use at any time of year. All of them will help you navigate and succeed in your job search over the holidays.
Along with 101 juicy holiday job search tips, this book offers links to many free and valuable resources to help you with networking, interviewing, personal branding, online job search, and many other aspects of job hunting.
Read more about what’s in this Amazon Kindle book and who the Job-Hunt Experts are.