Normally the recruitment cycle begins to slow down in December, this is typically due to many decision makers and human resource professionals taking extended annual leave over the festive period. However it’s an unpredictable time of year and 2013 seems to be bucking the trend with many companies still recruiting, with new positions coming to the market daily.
If you are a candidate considering a career move, the holiday season is a great time to improve your CV and LinkedIn profile. Those tasks that you’ve been putting off for the past few months can now be updated ready for the busy recruitment drive that usually kicks off in January. Use December to network with your peers, find out what type of opportunities are available in the market and who they can introduce you to. Search through job boards and identify the ideal next role by reading through job specifications. Apply to positions of interest and register with recruitment consultancies if you aren’t already in touch with one, now is a great time to be meeting with recruitment consultants as their diaries are slightly more flexible and they will be keen to shortlist professionals who are actively looking for a new position come the increase of jobs in the New Year.
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