Most people think that the holiday season is a dead time for getting jobs. Not true. In fact, the weeks in between Thanksgiving and Christmas are 1 of the best times to get noticed. And smart job hunters are taking advantage of the fact that few people know this.
A client is being downsized from her employer, a Fortune 100 firm. Knowing that she will be leaving in 4 weeks, she asked me if she should be asking for reference letters from her peers and managers. My answer surprised her.