Many people might advise IT consultants looking for new IT jobs to just hold off on their search during the holiday season. Though it often seems as though the holidays are a slow time for business and hiring, this just isn’t true in information technology. No matter how close it is to Christmas or New Years, IT recruiters have a full list of jobs they are actively seeking to fill with IT contractors. Beyond making sure you’re in touch and checking in with IT headhunters, there are a few other things you can be doing to make sure your job search is still productive during the holidays.
- Polish your materials, both online and off. Make sure your LinkedIn profile is fresh and up to date, as are all versions of your resumes.
- Send holiday cards. Send them to your technical recruiters, possible professional contacts who might be able to help you out, and to your references. Mention that you’re on the hunt to the appropriate recipients.
- Go to holiday gatherings, both personal and professional. Again, mention to the appropriate people that you’re looking for a new IT job. Get the word out and network. Holiday gatherings are generally happy and people will be in a good mood and more likely than usual to be helpful.
AVID Technical Resources
AVID (Applications, Voice, Internet, Data) Technical Resources is a leading Information Technology recruiting company. Specializing in placing contract and permanent personnel in both Infrastructure Support and Applications Development positions, AVID has a national presence supporting clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. Headquartered in Boston, MA, AVID has achieved tremendous growth since the firm's inception in 2003. This has triggered numerous national awards and recognition, such as being named to Inc. 500 Magazine's list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately-held Companies in the US in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Additionally, the firm boasts of having more than 100 five-star reviews on Google from clients and candidates who rave about their experience and interaction with the firm's recruiters.