Are you looking for a job in the new year and have the idea that the festive season and early in the new year are not the best time to find one?
Its true to a point, however, there are companies that are keen to start the new year with a full complement of people and are proactively looking to recruit and fill vacant positions.
It is possible to take advantage of this and position yourself as a front runner.
Getting to the front of the recruitment queue
Quieter periods may mean that you get the opportunity to meet directly with senior personnel and decision makers, instead of going through layers of interviews.
A carefully constructed, well thought out and presented curriculum vitae can bypass many restrictions and competition and secure interviews.
It is always best to remember that the small things count, especially when the rules of engagement are different.
Follow up notes
A post-interview ‘thank you’ mail or note will be a memory aid for the interviewer.
Additionally, a well written covering letter that effectively describes the synergy between the applicant and the company is useful and effective.
It clearly shows that the applicant has done his or her research and is genuinely interested in the position advertised.
It is all about taking advantage of the timing, of being proactive and promoting your case in a constructive, memorable way.
Most of us like the idea of a clean slate each year. We are eternal optimists believing that clocking over to a new year gives us fresh opportunities.
To quote Natasha Bedingfield
“Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten”
A productive beginning to the year sets businesses up for success. Part of starting well is having the right people in the right positions. Approaching businesses in December and early January might just give you the chance you need.
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