“Everything slows down over Christmas and New Year. There’s no point in continuing my job search until everyone is back at work.”
If this sounds like you, we’ve only got one thing to say… No way!
Despite popular belief, hiring continues over the holiday period - in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. Yes, certain sectors slow down, and some companies will put off actually making any hires over Christmas, but that doesn’t mean the process of applying and interviewing for jobs grinds to a halt!
In fact, if you get your ducks in a row, continuing your job search over the holidays could give you an edge over your competition. Why wait until every man and his dog is applying for the same role come January?
Here are some tips to keep momentum with your search over the silly season.