Whilst you may think that it is better to leave the job hunt until after Chinese New Year, evidence shows that now is actually the best time to look for jobs!
If you think about it, so many people will have this attitude and won't be looking; reducing the amount of CV's that companies are receiving. However, many companies are desperate to get people into roles as soon as possible, Christmas is a slow period for recruitment with people on holidays and now that they are back, they are urgent to get back into it.
It is definitely worthwhile persisting and getting in touch with contacts and utilising this time to your benefit; instead of sitting back and relaxing (we did have the whole Christmas and New Year break to do that anyway!)
'New year, New me'; whilst said a lot and quite cliche, there is good meaning behind these words. 2017 could be your year to find your dream job and now is your chance to make that happen!
With the smell of fireworks hanging in the air, we are rushing headlong into the Lunar New Year holiday. Common sense tells us to put our feet up and spend time with the family, and begin the job search again with a new sense of urgency after the holiday... However, a lot of evidence would suggest that this is currently the best time to be searching for a new job. Firstly, your competition (i.e. other job hunters) is probably thinking “I’ll wait”; this makes it the best time for you to step up your job search. Research shows that calling off your job search is very counter-productive; instead of waiting, now is the time to redouble your effort to find that ideal new job, and gain an advantage over your relaxed competitors.