Peter Trombetti – Tis’ the season for recruiting…

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Peter Trombetti's Posts

The end of the year hardly seems like the best time to find a new job. The Christmas season is upon us, parties are a plenty and little time is left over for the job search. However, on the corporate end, work tends to slow in the office as old projects come to a close and new ones are pushed off to the new year. Working with a recruiter during the month of December can put you in front of companies that are ready to hire. Check out our list of the top 5 reasons December is the best month to look for a new job.

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1. Many companies have tons of free time – Like I mentioned above, many projects are coming to a close, leaving ample time to complete all of those tasks pushed to the back burner (like hiring backfilled positions). If you are currently employed, the various holidays make it easy to take vacation days for those calls and interviews.

2. There isn’t a lot of competition – Many people have the misconception that the holidays are a bad time to apply for jobs. Because of this many job seekers and recruiters take time off, there is significantly less activity happening in the job market. Finding a good recruiter who is active and searching during this time of year can pay off.

3. It’s a great time to get referrals – With vacation time and short weeks, this may be the perfect time to ask that fellow employee or former boss for a referral. Scheduling holiday drinks or dinner can be a great way to get together in person without seeming like you only want to use them.

4. It’s bonus pay out time – This is the time of year you really get to see how much your current company values the work you’ve done over the past year. If your bonus or yearly raise is lower than expected, this can help you put in perspective what you really want in your next position.

5. New fiscal year budgets are coming out – Many businesses start their fiscal calendar in January. December is usually the time that employers look back at open positions and budget for them moving forward. Getting in front of these potential openings before they are advertised can be a great way to get in ahead of the curve.

Peter Trombetti is the owner of Oficio Group, located in East Greenwich, RI. Specializing in sales and marketing in the specialty chemicals industry, Peter can be reached at 401.519.6683 or at oficiogroup.com.

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