By Thorin Klosowski
The business world tends to
slow down a bit as the holidays come around, and The Wall Street Journal points
out that it's an excellent time to start getting your resume into places
because it will get seen by the right people.
If companies are gearing up
to hire people for the first quarter, they're looking for people right now. The
office itself is typically a bit slower, but the Wall Street Journal suggests
that's why it's an excellent time to reach out to hiring managers:
Workplaces that are open
will typically be quieter, which is an ideal time to make that connection by
phone, email or even setting up a lunch meeting, says Laurie Ruettimann, a
human-resources consultant from Raleigh, N.C. "You're not competing with
the regular rush of business. Just remember that many people work half days
during the holidays or may work from home."
If you're on the job hunt,
it's easy to relax into the holidays and wait for the new year. Instead of
waiting, get your resume in now and it might make in front of the right person
a little easier.