Is Job Searching During The Holidays Pointless?

Holiday job search success
Holiday job search success

Conventional wisdom holds that job searching during the holidays is a huge waste of time. Employers simply don't hire this time of year, the thinking goes, so those in the job market often take December off, resolving to start fresh in the new year.

But waiting may not be wise. A recent survey of executive recruiters showed that more than two-thirds (69 percent) of employers said the number of jobs posted increases during November and December or remains the same as the rest of the year. Further, 53 percent of recruiters responding to the ExecuNet survey report that interviews are being scheduled during the last two months of the year.