How to Handle: ‘What are you doing for work these days?’ Over Christmas.

How to Handle: ‘What are you doing for work these days?’ Over Christmas.

10 December 2020 by Justin Rush

Christmas is just around the corner. Along with that comes the dreaded questions from that slightly judgy aunt or that highly successful cousin who you only see a couple of times a year, but without fail… ask you the same questions every time.

The festive season is a time to be merry, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, with amazing food and drink! There’s no reason why your job search should interfere with any of that.

Here’s some proactive tips on your next steps.

1. Let a recruiter do the work for you

Recruitment Agencies, like Abacus Careers, can help take the stress out of job hunting over the Christmas period. We have fantastic relationships with our clients and know our current opportunities inside out. Rather than placing quick wins, (which may not work out in the long run), we focus on a candidate’s career and aspirations in order to match them up with the perfect opportunity. Our Feefo reviews back this up!

2. Stay Positive

Don’t Focus on the negatives; You’re still stuck in the same old job, another year without a promotion or pay rise.

Instead, tell them about the opportunities you’re excited about. Focus on your wins like having a great interview, meeting with an experienced recruitment consultant and how they’re helping you find a great position that’s relevant to your experience and career goals!

It’ll make you feel uplifted, and a bit more jolly.

3. Get ahead, don’t give up in December, start in December!

If you’re considering a career move in the New Year, you’re not the only one. It’s smart to get ahead of the gang of ‘New Year, New Me-ers’ and begin your job hunt in December. You’ll want to be applying and interviewing in December ready to start your new role in the New Year! Or at least be the first in line.

Check out our latest job opportunities here or submit your CV and let our recruiters do the searching.

On bahalf of everyone at Abacus Careers, have a very Merry Christmas, and we hope to help take the stress out of your festive job hunting soon!

Remember to follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


Share this blog

Related Blogs

11 February 2021
How do Recruiters Help Candidates?

How do Recruiters Help Candidates?

Recruiters can be the light in the dark for candidates that need help finding their

Read More
01 February 2021
Top Tips for a Video Interview

Top Tips for a Video Interview

With Covid-19 putting pressure on businesses throughout the world, more and more processes are being

Read More
21 November 2020
How to create the perfect Cover Letter in 5 simple steps

How to create the perfect Cover Letter in 5 simple steps

Your cover letter is a first impression, it gives you the opportunity to successfully sell

Read More
18 March 2020
Top Video Interview Tools

Top Video Interview Tools

Video interviews are becoming more and more popular as the number of companies working remotely

Read More