Hi Friends! I hope you're having a great day! I wanted to squeeze in a post about job searching before the New Year's because in my experience January is big month for companies and it's best to hit the ground running. January is particularly a great month because its the beginning of a lot of companies fiscal year or they have goals going into the new year. They know their business plan and are looking to hire.
My advice, do your research. Know what companies you want to reach out to and contacts you can get in touch with. Also apply to any applications you can. Be patient as well, many people are taking vacations or catching up with years end and it may take some time for them to get back with you. But in all job searching endeavors ALWAYS follow up. I know as a recruiter and someone job searching sometimes you read something and think you'll get to and never do. When someone else takes the initiative it helps jog your memory and they become more memorable.
If you are heavily job searching reach out to recruiters, friends and HR departments of companies you are looking at. This will help circulate your name. Also, always be willing to meet for coffee or hop on the phone to talk about your resume and what you are looking for. This is how I have made some of my strongest connections and still keep in touch with people to this day.
Happy New Year to you! I wish you success in your job searching!