job hunt in december
Learn why continuing your job hunt in December can be beneficial.

Why December Can Be a Great Time to Job Hunt

As the year comes to a close, many people like to sit back and relax during the hectic holiday season and short winter days. It can be a busy time, but if you’re committed to finding a new job in the new year, you may consider starting your job hunt in December. A few factors can benefit your job search in December, including the fact that many other job seekers may take the month off. By working with a staffing agency now, you can polish your resume and get a head start on your job hunt for the new year. Read on to learn more about why December can be a great time to begin your job search. 

Many Job Seekers Take December Off

Many job seekers you would typically compete with may sit out December as they spend more time preparing for holidays or adjusting to their children’s school vacations. If you apply for jobs in December, you may face slightly less competition than you would in other months. 

Hiring Increases in January

Many companies like to receive applications in December so they can begin filing positions as soon as the new year starts. If you continue your job hunt now and submit your newly polished resume and application, you may be one of the first offered an interview in early January. 

More Opportunities for Temporary Work

If you want to pick up temporary work while conducting your larger job search, December offers plenty of opportunities for doing so. Many companies need extra hands-on staff to help with a bump in seasonal business, end of year reports, or other temporary tasks. Some of these positions may help you network for future openings or even get offered a permanent position in the new year. 

It Can Be Hard to Get Motivated in January 

If you take the month of December off from submitting applications, it can be difficult to get back into your job hunt come January. By continuing your job search in December, you can maintain your momentum, so you don’t have to struggle to get started once the holidays are over. When everyone else gets started again, you will be ahead of schedule and ready to take on new opportunities at the start of the new year. 

Let First Team Staffing Be Your Employment Solution

First Team Staffing, located in Baltimore, MD, specializes in the recruitment and placement of professional and temporary workers. The company, founded in 1982, is now a national leader in our industry. In our 35+ years of business, First Team has remained hands-on, relationship-based, and dedicated to partnerships we forge with our clients. We are proud to help our clients achieve their goals by providing them with a flexible and qualified workforce while providing genuine career opportunities to candidates. First Team Staffing has offices in Baltimore, Aberdeen, White Marsh, Columbia, Bowie, and Sparrows Point, MD. We have recently opened offices in Tennessee, located in Nashville, La Vergne, and Mount Juliet. Visit us online or in-person today to start your job or employee search, or reach us by phone at 410-719-0404. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for employment advice and company updates.

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