Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hiring slows down over the holidays

Hiring may slow down over the holidays, but this doesn't mean that you should give up. I personally choose to place family first, so if you share that value, then you may wish to spend some quality time with your family this holiday. However, if you're actively looking for a new job, remember that many HR (human resources) departments slow things down because they have difficulty coordinating and scheduling all the necessary meetings and interviews to move things along. Therefore, you may not hear anything for a few months while they're waiting for hiring managers to return from vacations. If you're a physician and you're applying for non-clinical jobs in various companies, you should expect several rounds of interviews with a handful of people. It can be very difficult to schedule these interviews if people are away on vacations. So, I'd encourage you to continue your job search, but cherish your time with your family this holiday season.

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