New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013
Most people’s thoughts turn to holiday shopping, parties, year-end bonuses, and visiting with family and friends during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But, say experts at Harris Allied, a Manhattan-based executive search firm, these weeks can really be a boon for job seekers for a variety of reasons.
“While most people are thinking about other things besides work during the holidays, the fourth quarter has consistently shown to be a busy time for recruiters as companies clamor to get their open positions filled by the end of the year. The pressure to ‘use it or lose it’ really changes the game for job seekers,” says Kathy Harris, managing director of Harris Allied. "In addition, job seekers may find their networking contacts more receptive to discussing new opportunities because people are generally in a friendly, more social mood during this time of the year. Lastly, there may be less competition among job seekers for positions, as many employees are holding on until they get their year-end bonus check before they embark on their job search in the first quarter of the new year.”
Harris offers the following suggestions for job seekers to make the most of the opportunities that the holiday season brings:
“Every touch-point makes a difference, so network all you can during the holiday period and be open to changing jobs when fewer people are actively looking for that next great job,” says Harris.
About Harris Allied
Harris Allied provides premier executive search, technology and quant analyst placement services to the financial services, professional services, consumer goods, digital media and tech industries. The firm represents clients who are at a variety of growth stages: from tech start-ups to established industry leaders. Harris Allied’s client-centric approach allows the firm to objectively assess the strengths of qualified candidates and thoughtfully match them with the right opportunities. For more information visit http://www.harrisallied.com. To view Harris Allied’s corporate video, “For Each of Us, It Starts with a Moment,” visit http://www.youtube.com/harrisallied.