A Jolt for the Jobless

If you're in between jobs, the holidays may not seem happy, but you can't afford to get in a funk, according to Gil Yancey, senior VP of the DC-based placement firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The biggest flood of job offers usually comes during the first quarter of the year. "The people who land jobs in January very often are those who were active in December," Yancey says. He offers these tips for maximizing the jolly season: