Fact or Myth? Companies stop recruiting over the holidays.

Jenny Chynoweth —  December 19, 2012 — Leave a comment

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Give up the job search over the holidays?  Bah Hum Bug!

Fact or Myth? Companies stop recruiting over the holidays. Myth! Contrary to what many job seekers believe, companies do not stop looking for talent over the holidays. Many think that hiring managers are too busy to review resumes or don’t have time to interview.  The truth couldn’t be more opposite!  In fact, many hiring managers increase their recruiting activity during the latter part of the year.  On average, it takes 3-6 months to fill an open requisition…even longer if it’s an engineering position.  There are two things going on during this time of the year:

1.       Hiring Managers are losing requisitions that haven’t been filled. 

2.       Hiring Managers are doing forecast planning for 2013 headcount. 

If you consider the time frame involved in hiring a new employee, they won’t have their positions filled until much later if they wait until after the holidays to engage with candidates.  That puts first quarter initiatives and goals at risk.

Don’t let the sleigh leave the station without being on it!  WhitePages is actively recruiting right now!  We have openings in Engineering, Sales and Product Management. Check out our current openings and see if there might just be something special for you under the tree this year!

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