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Do firms or other employers look for new hires during the holiday season? Is it worth starting to hunt for a new job at the end of this year? Or should I wait until the beginning of next year?

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Start looking now. If you’re lucky (and can financially swing it), you can usually work out ending before the holidays and starting after. Most companies don’t want to pay an outgoing employee during dead time, so happy to cut you loose. Likewise, most companies don’t want to onboard during holidays. It’s a natural way to take 2-3 weeks off and start after NYE without anyone thinking about it. I did exactly this a few years ago.

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Start looking now. Most associates and partners have already started to look so that they can secure an offer. You can accept and set a starting date that is mutually beneficial to both you and your new law firm.

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Yes! Historically, November has been insanely busy for me but doubt with Covid this will be as robust but absolutely start looking now

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