ROCHESTER, NY -- An unemployed person's job hunt doesn't have to go barren over the holidays. In many ways, with good cheer in the air, now is the best time to look. "A lot of people during the holidays think that the job search is not on anybody's lists or minds and will take time off," said Karin Edinger, senior career coach/counselor for Rochester's Career Development Services. "But that's where they're off the mark."
Businesses, as they finish 2008 budgets, might need more workers for the new year making holiday events prime for networking. Continuing your job hunt during this period might also stave off depression - which could set in because you are strapped for cash during a big gift-giving season.
"You should never, never, never let up," said Judie Myers-Gell, a human resource professional who lost her job several months. "It's a hidden job market that tends to be overlooked over the holidays." Myers-Gell, for example, just had an interview in which the company told her that the job wouldn't start until February. "Some companies are now doing their budgets and foreseeing certain openings," she said.
This article is reprinted from the November 19, 2007 edition of The Career News. It is reprinted here with permission from The Career News.
Well, even though this article says "No holiday for the job hunt," The Job Lounge is taking a long weekend off. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!