On Track Recruitment are dedicated to matching up the perfect candidates to the perfect jobs in Farnborough and the surrounding area, and hunting out the best opportunities available to local jobseekers. With Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, many jobseekers are probably considering taking a break from their search for the ideal role, but this time of year is actually surprisingly fruitful for those who keep at it!
When searching for jobs, whether it be jobs in Farnborough or anywhere, it’s easy to think that continuing your search for work during the holidays may not be worth your time due to employers taking their own time off, but it’s becoming increasingly common for people to work during the holidays, often from home. Over half of workers are even expected to check their emails on Christmas Day, so it’s not out of the question for your application to be read and even considered at Christmas – how’s that for a perfect Christmas gift?
Another (rather obvious) reason for continuing your job hunt during the holiday season is the lack of competition; more than half of those seeking employment take some form of break over the Christmas period, whether to enjoy the festivities or because they think searching over Christmas isn’t worthwhile. This decrease in applicants means that it’s now the perfect time to strike with your own application, and an impressive CV can mean that you’re contacted and considered for the role before your competitors have even applied!
In much the same way that many jobseekers postpone their efforts until the New Year, many who are currently unhappily employed look upon the holiday season as a sort of milestone, and a chance to leave their current job and try something new, leaving their current position open for you! This makes Christmas and New Years the perfect time for speculative job applications, as the company in question may find themselves unexpectedly in need of new recruits, and with your application fresh in their mind, you may be their first port of call. Even aside from this, many businesses look to fill up their ranks or acquire new staff to help them reach New Year goals.