Why You Should Job-Hunt During the Holidays

Are you like me, who thinks of the holiday season as a break from job hunting due to the low recruitment activity going on in companies? If so, I believe we need to change our opinion after reading this article from BusinessWeek, which explains how we can leverage the open calendars of hiring managers during this season and outwit the competition.

Of the activities the author points out, the one that most struck me is: make calls to hiring managers instead of emailing.  You have a better chance of getting an answer around Christmas time as business activity is slow at this time of year, and it gives managers some time to devote to personal activities like recruiting.

So get ready to make the most of it, but remember - don’t pester them with calls!  One of the best practices we learned from our General Mills career services event last month is "Show patience and deference."

Pavi Andaloo is a second-year full-time MBA student, working in the Graduate Business Career Services office.