Over the festive season, many of us take the time to wind down, have some much-needed rest, and catch up with family and friends. If you’re a job seeker, it can be tempting to put your job search on hold over this period, however, it’s actually one of the best opportunities to start applying. Here are three reasons why.
1. You’ll have more free time
If you’ve finished high school, or are taking a break over the festive season, this may apply to you. While you may still have some commitments like a part-time job and/or social events, ensure you keep some free time to commit to your job search. Make your days off productive, and set aside time to review, shortlist and apply for jobs. You’ll thank yourself later!
Register and activate your MIGAS account and start applying for trade apprenticeships and traineeships. You’ll receive job alerts for your trade of interest, and you’ll be able to easily upload your cover letter and resume when you’re ready to apply. Click here to register.
2. There’s less competition
If you wait until the new year, you’ll have to contend with many other candidates looking for a change in the new year. With many people being preoccupied with festive season plans and putting their job searches on hold, it can be worth getting your job application in to avoid this new year rush.
Fewer candidates will mean that your application will stand out more. Make sure that your resume is up to date and is customised to the job you’re applying for. Read this handy guide to writing the perfect cover letter that gets you noticed.
3. Employers are still hiring
Don’t just assume that because of the Christmas break that all recruitment comes to a complete stop. While this is the case for some industries, there are still a lot of businesses that are still recruiting over the summer break in preparation for the new year.
By ensuring that you continue your job search efforts over the summer break, you’ll ensure you’re investing in your future and ensuring that you’re ahead of other candidates when the new year rolls around.
At MIGAS we are constantly hiring for trade apprenticeships and traineeships – make sure your application is in over the summer to ensure your job search is off to a roaring start in the new year!
Thinking about getting your application in for a Trade role next year? View our latest opportunities here.