If you are looking to increase your freelancing income for next year there is not better time to start then now. A lot of people think that companies stop hiring during the holidays due to holiday festivities, travel and preparation for the next year.The truth is some companies still have work to be done for the end of and the upcoming year.
Below is some advice and examples of why this is one of the best times of the year to seek out more freelancing work:
#1 – Companies are still hiring. Companies with openings don’t necessarily quit interviewing during the holiday season. In fact, some are driven to hire before the first of the year.The holidays can help your job search because many people believe they won’t find work this time of year. As a result, less people are actively pursuing a permanent position. It’s important to stay persistent throughout the application process, so that you will stand out in the crowd.
#2 – Networking is key. The key to job searching during the holidays is networking! Amidst the holidays,you can encounter many networking opportunities such as: Family events, Holiday parties, Holiday shopping, Any group gathering. This is the perfect time of year to build a strong network with various friends, family,acquaintances, old co-workers, etc.
#3 – Tips to help you land your ideal job. Here are some tips that might help you land your ideal job this holiday season: Follow Up – Don’t postpone follow-up calls or resume submission because you assume communication will be difficult during the holidays. Network – Network with all your contacts and keep an eye out for holiday networking events. Prepare – Bring copies of your resume and business cards to work parties. Dress conservatively, and stay away from the spiked holiday punch. Be Pro-Active – If you hear about a new position and the hiring process will begin in the New Year, submit an updated resume in advance with a note that you heard about the position and that you’ll follow up first thing in 2013.
These tips above are a great way to get your foot in the door with business owners, franchise opportunities and investors alike. It is the easiest time of year to spread good cheer for the holidays and network with everyone you meet. Make sure to do a little research and be in the happening places to link up with people in your desired industry and always be prepared.
Can you help spread some good tidings and share any events you know of going on now that could benefit a freelancer trying to pick up some work?