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The holidays bring about a fervor of activity in the professional world. As individuals, we become preoccupied with gatherings, travel, winter breaks, and shopping. Our companies become sluggish due to non-business days, dwindling budgets, and looming financial reporting. With this in mind, it’s easy to write-off recruiting and hiring until the New Year.
Supporting that decision is the fact that the average professional doesn’t realize that while their busy lives at the far end of the calendar year may slow down, it's often the opposite for the companies surrounding them...
Yes, but that answer is not for the reasons you may think.
Many professionals, job seekers included, can be absurdly preoccupied around the holidays. Gatherings, travel, winter break from schools, dinners, and shopping all have a way of pushing job searches to the back burner. However, these behaviors can be wildly beneficial for those looking to capitalize on any competitive advantage they can find.
While the majority have put aside their resumes to focus on everything the holiday season brings, focusing instead on getting your application into the hands of recruiters and HR professionals could prove dividends in the New Year.
It’s important to remember that the slowdown in job seeking behaviors doesn’t coincide with a slow period for businesses and thus their staffing needs. The obvious examples are the retail, operations, and financial services industries. While many professionals are planning their vacation time, these industries are ramping up into their busiest time of year. That means shoring up their staffing needs to meet their increased operational demands.
The holidays also mean for many companies there is a ticking clock on their fiscal year...
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Looking to attract talented U.S. professionals to your foreign-based company? Utilize these quick tips to kick-start your next recruiting campaign.