ERIC Number: ED341914
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Believe It or Not: Why December Is the Best Month To Job Hunt.
Karp, Marshall J.
This paper offers 10 facts to address common misconceptions about job-hunting during the holiday season. The facts are: (1) job hunters are going to be a bother to most of the employers that they call no matter what day or time that they call, so call them regardless of the day or time; (2) most employers are not merely lying back and coasting through until the end of the year, so the job hunters might as well try; (3) if they are not interested in an applicant today, it could very well have nothing to do with the holiday; (4) the fact that the employer is so busy with the Christmas rush season is precisely the reason to try; (5) there are fewer people looking for jobs; (6) many companies are doing their new employee selection now to coincide with their fiscal year and the tax year; (7) if there are businesses that are coasting, they probably have extra time on their hands and may welcome a request for a meeting; (8) employers may be full of good will, and more likely to make exceptions to see people more during the holiday season than at any other time of year; (9) nobody likes the job hunting process and will put it off any way they can; and (10) Christmas just would not be Christmas without wondrous things happening at that time of year. (LLL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Youth Professionals' Institute (17th, Anaheim, CA, March 24-27, 1991).