Have you suspended your job search for the rest of the year, thinking employers aren't hiring anyway?
Career expert Laura Labovich, a North Farmington High graduate, says the career pipeline is far from closed after Thanksgiving.
What job seekers don't know, she said, "is that the 'golden recruiting window', a phrase coined by the President of Staffing Advisors, Bob Corlett, is the first three weeks in January."
"To be ready for the flood of open positions, recruiters know they need to build their candidate pipeline starting after Thanksgiving with job seekers who are motivated, assertive and who know what value they bring to the employer," Labovich said. "My advice, don't assume that employers have closed up shop. Continue to cultivate the relationships you've built on LinkedIn by sending them holiday wishes; keep your job search goals in mind during holiday parties; and lastly, pursue meetings with people at target companies as many folks welcome a change in routine over the holiday season, and may be more willing to meet with you. "
"Then, in January, you'll find that your work has paid off when you are the 'known' candidate who gets the interview when the job does open!" she added.
Learn more about Labovich's company at thecareerstrategygroup.com.