Contrary to popular belief, Christmas is an ideal time to look for a new job, argues David Perry, professional headhunter and co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters: 400 Unconventional Tips Tricks and Tactics to Land Your Dream Job [John Wiley and Sons ].
"If you're looking for a job, you've probably realized that the typical tactics like cold calling and bombarding companies with resumes don't work well in today's recessionary job market." Perry advises, "Job-hunters should defy conventional wisdom and intensify their efforts during the holidays", because:
1. Hiring managers are preparing their staffing plans for 2009 right now;
2. It's easier to book appointments and get in to see people as December is generally a slower time for all businesses except retail; and
3. People like doing upbeat activities during the holidays and interviewing and hiring is one of them."
Labeled the "Rogue Recruiter" by the Wall Street Journal (read article HERE), Perry has re-engineered his unconventional Guerrilla approach for job hunters, covering all the basics of a winning campaign. Perry takes readers by the hand and guides them through the steps needed to build their careers.
For the next 10 days, Perry's offering up a free copy of "The 12 Days of Christmas Job Hunting" at http://guerrillajobhunting.typepad.com/ under the Creative Commons License, Attribution 3.0.
About the Author
DAVID PERRY is the co-author with Jay Conrad Levinson of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters and author of Career Guide for the High-Tech Professional: Where the Jobs Are Now and How to Land Them. As managing director of Perry-Martel International, one of North America's top executive search, recruiting, and placement firms, he has negotiated more than $174,000,000 in salaries.