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Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

A common misconception says that because it’s the holidays, no one will pay attention to your résumé. In fact, even during times of high unemployment, when things slow down at the office there’s a golden opportunity for hiring to finally move to the front burner.

Throughout my career, both in corporate America and at my own firm, during several stretches of low national employment levels, I had openings during the holidays. And because regular business activity took a slight breather, managers like me had more time to devote to personnel matters, including hiring. Granted, this is not a time of “if you have a pulse and résumé, you’re in!” But you just might stand out among the crowd if you ignore your calendar.