Your job search may not allow time for a holiday break or vacation. If possible, you should continue to actively search for employment during the holiday season, if you're in need of employment or a job change.
Looking for a healthcare job during the holidays can be challenging, but hospitals and healthcare employers do hire during the holidays. Patients don't stop getting sick, and people don't quit needing doctors during the holidays, so hospitals don't close down, and they still need a full, qualified staff.
You may have to navigate hiring managers' vacation time, year-end budgets, and holiday parties, but you can still be successful in your job search during the holiday season at the end of the year.
The experienced team of Jobs and Careers Guides at About.com have contributed holiday career tips to help you manage your job search during this especially trying time of year. If you are currently seeking employment, this comprehensive Holiday Career Guide is a must-read. Even if you are not actively job searching now, there are many career tips to help you maintain and even advance your professional career and reputation throughout the holidays, by avoiding office party bloopers, getting noticed, and giving appropriate gifts to coworkers.
Many healthcare careers are extremely stressful, and vacation time is not always a guarantee for hospital workers and healthcare providers who must be available to patients, regardless of the season or circumstances. The About.com Holiday Career Guide also includes tips for managing stress and navigating time off during the holidays.