Use the Christmas Time Cheer, to Cheer up Your CAREER.

Shaun Stevens 21.11.2017

The idea that Christmas time means everything slows down and everyone goes on holidays is a myth.

We are constantly told that the Christmas period results in little movement in the market and it is the ideal time for us to take a break, just like our clients and candidates. However, this is far from wise. Over the last few years, the Strategy and Innovation Recruitment Team at Morgan McKinley have consistently seen that our clients are wanting fresh talent over the Christmas period. 

Reasons for this: 

  • They have new exciting projects they are wishing to tackle at the start of 2018 and need to have a full team ready and eager to make headway. 
  • Clients have had sign off for roles and if the role is not filled by the 31st they risk losing budget assignment.
  • If the role is not filled prior to the Christmas break, management is typically keen to have a shortlist ready to go upon their return in order to fill their team and get cracking.


With clients wishing to have the best talent available to them even over the Christmas period as candidates this is the ideal time to be looking for WHAT’S NEXT!

If you are a management consultant who is considering a move in the near future, our advice would be, NOW IS THE TIME. We have a range of exciting opportunities on offer and we are keen to work with you to find the opportunity that fits your skills and interests best, whether this be a customer experience focused role in an international company or working as a generalist strategist within a local brand. 

Alternatively, if you are just keen to enjoy the break and consider things in the new year, we advise you to let us know what your aspirations are, let us have the chance to have our ear to the ground, collecting market intel for you, so we can help you find that dream job. Take the Christmas break as a chance to re-hash and make sure you are happy in your current situation and your needs are being met. Consider your values, your goals and take the time to evaluate. 

If you are actively looking for a new opportunity or open to hearing about things, even if preemptive of a move, please reach me via my contact details below.

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Associate Director | Finance, Strategy & Innovation