Even though it's a slow time for hiring you can boost your job search during this holiday season and start to think about notching up your job search in very early January. Now is a good time to position yourself to get the New Year off to a quick start when it comes to your job hunt.
With that fast track job searching in mind, I asked the leading career experts and executives from the top job sites to share their best job search tips. Their advice will help you focus your job search, get directly to contacts at companies, learn how to follow up and get results, and utilize the top job search strategies that will ensure your job hunt succeeds.
If there's anything on the list that you're not incorporating in your job search, consider trying it - even (almost) stalking the company. Sometimes it takes an effort to differentiate yourself from the masses, but it can work.
And here's more advice for 2012, whether you New Year's challenge is a new job, an improved career, setting and fulfilling your business goals, getting your finances in order, or transforming your job or work, these ideas from the expert Guides at About.com will help you ring in your most successful New Year ever.