With the new year quickly approaching, it is the perfect time to start looking for a new job or to continue your current job search a little more aggressively. It can be easy to put your job search on hold during the holidays, but it’s important that you get your momentum back as we head into January. 

While the end of the year can be slow when it comes to hiring, the start of the new year is quite the opposite. At the end of the year, companies are wrapping up and budgets may be maxed out. However, once the new year starts, the new budget is in place and companies are ready to move forward.

The months of January and February typically generate the strongest hiring period of the year. Companies are kicking off new projects and initiatives, budgets are put into place, and additional staff is needed to carry out the company’s plans.

A lot of people tend to put their job hunt on hold around the holidays, so it is the perfect opportunity for you to take advantage of the situation. By submitting applications right away at the beginning of the new year, you show your interest and will be one of the first people that potential employers see.

If you remain active in your job search, you’ll maintain your energy and enthusiasm, which are two traits that employers look for and love. Don’t let your momentum die out and keep up the job hunting!  Start your agricultural career search now.

Staying Positive While Job Searching

Searching for a new job can be an exhausting process. You may feel like you have been looking forever. You have searched every website and job board. You’re drained and you’re sick of it. After months of searching, it may be difficult to stay positive. Here are some tips for staying positive during your job hunt:

  1. Remember that good things take time.
    You will find the right career for you eventually. Not every job you apply for will be a success, but the right one will come along in time. If you take a job offer that comes your way even if you are unsure, you may find yourself job hunting again in a couple months.
  2. Stay up to date with what’s happening in your industry.
    This is important whether you are currently working or not. Don’t let yourself fall behind just because you’re not working. By keeping up to date with your industry, you stay involved with your industry so that you are ready to take on a new position.
  3. Remember that you are not alone.
    A lot of people go through the struggle of looking for a new job. It is not something that you have to deal with alone. Don’t forget that your family and friends are there for you when you need them. Looking for a new job can be scary, but there are people who will help you through it.

Find more advice on your career search or start your ag career search now.

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