Tech & Finance Recruiting

By ringside

December 16, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new job, here’s why you should start looking now instead of waiting until January: 

1. There are plenty of jobs out there.

Many employers have anticipated their needs for 2016, and with their budgets set, they’ve already begun the search for candidates so they can hit the ground running in the New Year.

2. There’s less competition.

With other candidates taking a break from their job search during the holidays, it’s easier to stand out from the crowd and get ahead of the game by January, when the rest of the talent pool is just making the decision to switch jobs.

3. Hiring managers may feel more pressure to find candidates.

Now more than ever, time to hire is a metric that’s being used to measure a recruiter’s success. So if there’s a job opening, the bottom line is that that job needs to be filled sooner rather than later.

4. There are more networking opportunities.

Whether it’s a holiday party thrown by family and friends or a business function hosted by a professional association, she says there are plenty of opportunities to let others know you’re in the market for a new job.

5. Hiring managers may be in better moods.

Based on feedback from job seekers, recruiters and hiring managers are typically happier and easier to approach during the holidays.

Source: Business Insiders