December is considered the busiest month of the year. While most people spend much of their time buying gifts and putting up Christmas decorations, others are preparing their resumes and cover letters in hopes to find a job.

If you’re thinking of doing the same thing as the latter, we encourage you to do so because according to Business Insider, some HR experts claim that this month is actually the ideal time for job seekers to start their job applications.

Here are some reasons why this holiday season is the perfect time to look for a job:

  • Hiring managers may feel pressured to look for a candidate to start early the following year
  • More networking opportunities
  • Future employers are happier and easier to approach
  • Plenty of job opportunities
  • Hiring takes off in New Year
  • Right time to practice the art of social engagement
  • Competition decreases dramatically
  • It’s the perfect time to practice social engagement
Top -Paying Jobs

According to Forbes and The Telegraph, here are the top-paying jobs you may consider this holiday season:

  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Seasonal Recruiter
  • Production Designer
  • Tax Site Manager
  • Marketing Research Surveyor
  • Social Media Assistant
  • Seasonal Operations Professional
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Sales Photographer
  • Decorator
  • Personal Shopper
  • Events Manager
  • Christmas Party DJ
  • Lead Christmas Tree Designer

Just like Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of The Year” song, take full advantage of this season’s good fortune to secure an interview. In addition, you can check out our take on the best resume format for job hopefuls like you this Christmas. Happy Holidays!

Sources: Forbes, Telegraph.co.uk, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Next Avenue, Ring Side Search
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