It’s that time of the year again. The first dates of the advent calendar have been pried open, the decorations have gone up, the streets of London are lit like a chandelier and, of course, Die Hard is on TV. But what does it mean work-wise?
Well, for a lot of offices, it means a short month as everyone closes up for the holidays. And where there are brief intervals, there are temporary contracts!
Already, the temps desk has had several short-term roles in that start immediately and run up to Christmas Eve. These vary from junior roles to more senior ones, with some contracts extending into the new year, depending on workload and performance.
A lot of people think Christmas is an unstable time to go job-hunting but here at Atwood Tate, we can attest to the fact that the search never stops. Some people like to wait it out, go into professional hibernation, so to speak, and check what the lay of the land is in the new year. How is anyone supposed to think about a new job when there’s Christmas shopping to do, family and friends to see, Star Wars films to watch in the cinema?
But we know from experience that some companies are looking to fill roles right up to the holidays and the industry is ripe with opportunities for the brave and the bold.
This very minute, we are reading applications, arranging interviews, sending congratulations, playing matchmaker between client and candidate like we always do. Christmas doesn’t need to be a quiet period, it can be the ladder to a very different year for you! So, if you’re looking for a change, drop us a line. John McClane was in the wrong place at the wrong time but if you’re smart, you could be in the right place at the right time!
To get in touch with the temps desk about possible temp work over Christmas call Kellie Millar on 02070347897 or Alison Redfearn on 02070347922!
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