Lotte van Rijswijk

Lotte van Rijswijk

Four Reasons to Keep Job Hunting Over The Holidays

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Reasons to continue job search during the holidays

Artwork by: Alexandra Shevchenko

  • Hiring Still Happens 
  • Competition Slows Down

This holiday season, you may be considering taking some time off from the job search, choosing to deal with your career transition in the new year. And while you should certainly take some time to enjoy the season, abandoning your search entirely might be a mistake.

In fact, the holiday season offers a lot of opportunities for career transition which don’t exist at any other time of the year. This article will explain four reasons why you should keep searching through the holiday season.

Hiring Still Happens 

Traditional logic has always dictated that hiring tends to slow down for most companies and industries towards the end of the year, and picks up in the new year.

But the truthfulness of that logic has always been iffy, and the job market has been more dynamic lately than ever before. 

For you, this means that new positions are opening up every day which were supposed to be filled months ago or marketplace changes have opened up new positions as companies respond. Staying sharp and responsive during this time could lead to great opportunities.  

Competition Slows Down

Lotte van Rijswijk

Lotte van Rijswijk

An ambitious Content Team Lead working with Career.io since 2022, Lotte collaborates with all members of the team from writers to illustrators to ensure high-quality content across platforms. Always interested in finding new trends and topics to help improve offerings, she also oversees other team members and works to support them wherever possible.

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