Lost your job? ‘Tis the season to find a new one
Losing your job just before Christmas must seem like the end of the world, and hundreds of staff will be feeling under threat at the moment as household names such as Comet and DirectLine close stores and cut back on their operations. More than 1,000 Comet staff have already been made redundant, and experts believe there may be more to come.
For most of us it’s the most expensive time of the year, so not knowing how you’re going to pay off that credit card come January simply adds to your dented pride and confidence.
But Christmas and New Year are also a good time for reflection, and a time for a new start. Contrary to what people might think, we recruiters don’t spend the whole of December lunching clients and drinking mulled wine – we’re actually quite busy. Lots of projects come to a close or companies are rounding up their financial as well as calendar years, so it’s a good time for candidates to be thinking about their next step.
So while I don’t wish to make light of the pain of losing a job at Christmas, there are a few ways you can turn this into a positive, and look forward to the New Year with confidence: