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Cracking the December Job Hunt Code

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December’s almost here, and you might be thinking, “Is this the worst time to job hunt?” Surprise – it’s actually a pretty savvy move! In the spirit of giving, let’s unwrap three crucial tips to ace your job search during this festive season.

  1. ‘Tis the Season for Less Competition:

    Picture this: while others are sipping cocoa and chilling by the fire, many job seekers are hitting pause on their search. This is your chance to shine! Dive into your job hunt during the end of the year, and you might just find less competition in your way. Some folks are waiting for New Year’s resolutions to kick in before making moves. Sneaky, right? Take advantage of that and show employers you mean business.

  2. Year-End Hiring Hustle:

    Now, you might have heard that hiring slows down in December. Well, not so fast! Some hiring managers are working double time with recruiting agencies to get roles filled. Why? Tax season is knocking, and companies want to optimize those year-end numbers. Don’t assume opportunities are drying up; connect with recruiting agencies before things get too crazy. You could stumble upon some fantastic gigs before the ball drops.

  3. Recruiters on a Mission:

    Recruiters, just like you, want to wrap up the year on a high note. They’ve got goals to meet, and that includes filling those last-minute openings. Be their holiday hero by being available for interviews, sprucing up your LinkedIn page, and hitting reply faster than Santa’s sleigh. Last year, 20% of successful placements happened in Q4, even with offices closing down for a few days. Stay on their radar, and you might find yourself unwrapping the gift of a dream job.

What’s Next? Unwrapping Success!

So, how do you sleigh (see what I did there?) your job search in December? First off, research companies you’d love to work for. Get cozy on LinkedIn – update that profile and start mingling. Sharpen your interview game, update your profile AND if things calm down a bit over the holidays, don’t waste time – use it to recharge and plan your job-seeking strategy for the new year.

In a nutshell, December is not just about office parties and twinkling lights; it’s a prime time for your job hunt. Lace up your job-seeking boots, stay nimble, and let’s turn this holiday season into the launching pad for your next big career move. Cheers to cracking the December job code!

Chris Kidd is the owner of,,, and

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