Heat Up Your Job Search This Winter [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Right now the weather isn’t the only thing cooling off. Many job seekers are putting their searches on freeze, wrongly assuming no employers are looking to hire during the holiday season. However the jolly guy in the red suit isn’t the only one hiring this winter season. Plenty of companies and industries are ramping up hiring. And hunting during the cold winter months might actually be the best way to beat the competition.

The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shows job hunters why winter might be the perfect time to heat up their job search. Some takeaways to note:

  • 39% of retail and 18% of IT companies are hiring this winter
  • Job seekers spend 29.94% of their hunt searching online for positions
  • 46% of successful job seekers applied directly to the employer
  • Job seekers should consider scheduling informational interviews with contacts
  • 54% of job seekers use social media to network

Check out the full infographic below for more tips on how to keep your job search hot during the cold winter months!


What do you think? What are your plans for finding a great job this winter? Share in the comments!


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Val Matta
Val Matta
Val Matta, Managing Director of CareerShift, co-founded the company in 2005 to help individuals bridge the gap between education and employment.  As a recognized expert in the field, Val is a frequent speaker on career management, networking, and job hunting strategies.  You can connect with her and the CareerShift team on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.