If you’re like most people, the New Year feels like a great time to make resolutions and to begin afresh. For some, that means searching for a new job. And while kicking off your job search in January means you’re over the holiday hump and can focus on your career, it also means you’re competing with everyone else who had the same great idea.
If you want to get a head start, now’s the time. Yes, during the holiday season. The most important thing you can do before you ring in 2017 is to reach out to your recruiter
At the end of the year, your recruiter may have more time to chat and learn what your goals are for your next opportunity. They can help you tailor your resume, and advise you on next steps. It also means you will be top of mind when he or she learns of an opening that would be your perfect fit.
, Lead Recruiter for our Healthcare IT Practice, agreed. “This is a great time to update your resume and reach out with your availability for the coming year,” he said. “The number of available jobs usually dwindles this time of year. Clients have reached their budgets for the year, hiring managers are on vacation, and preparations for the next year make hiring and getting hired a challenge.”
However, this hiring lull actually allows you to set a strong foundation for your job hunt.
“Once the work picks back up again, everything is ready to go and your recruiter will be able to help you land a project much more quickly,” Caleb explained.
And don’t forget: jobs open up all the time, even during slower months. So check our job board
, review our career tips and resume advice
, and get in touch with your recruiter.