Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean your job search has to stop. Too many job seekers take the winter off to make eggnog and cookies, missing out on great job opportunities. Continuing a job search during the winter months can help you beat your competition, snag a seasonal job, or even find the perfect contact to take your job hunt to the next level.

The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shows job hunters why winter just might be the perfect season to turbocharge your search. Some takeaways to note:

  • 39% of retail and 18% of IT companies are hiring this winter
  • 80% of today’s jobs are landed through networking
  • 46% of successful job seekers applied directly to the employer
  • 54% of job seekers use social media to network

Check out the full infographic below for more tips on how to heat up your job search while the weather cools!

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Waldorf, Md.-based Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and president of Come Recommended, the PR solution for job search and HR tech companies. She writes about issues impacting the modern workplace.

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