GUEST AUTHOR BLOG: The 12 Days of Job Search by William Holland author of "Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy."
Conventional wisdom and tradition has it that the holidays are a terrible time to look for work.
-Everything slows down, except shopping.
-Hiring activity all but stops.
-Business offices only focus on holiday parties.
-Hiring activity won’t pick up again until well into the New Year.
DON’T BELIEVE IT!
The holidays are an excellent time to press forward and pick up the pace of your search.
Okay—so I never got to 12 drummers drumming. But I gave you what may help your job search stay on point. Besides, during last holiday season, it worked for a surprising number of job seekers.
R. William Holland, PH.D., is the author of "Cracking the New Job Market: The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy." He is a veteran human resources executive, is founder and principal of R. William Holland Consulting, LLC, specializing in career management and is also senior vice president at BeamPines, a leadership development, assessment, and coaching firm.
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