Friday, December 6, 2013

Job Hunting? Don't Take a Holiday Breather!

By Susan Pines, Shy Job Seeker Blog

Keep Up Your Job Search in December to Get Hired in January [Shy Job Seeker Blog]
Keep up your job search
in December--Santa may bring
you a new job in January!

Job seekers who slow down their employment search during the holidays miss a great opportunity to be first in the January hiring line. Here are some hints to help even the shyest or most introverted job seeker keep a job hunt alive and well in December:
  • Keep applying for jobs and following up. You may be first in the hiring line because competing job seekers took time off. 
  • Attend a holiday business event. You will network with new people who may be in a helpful holiday spirit. 
  • Thank people who helped you in your job search during the year. Take them for coffee, and you may gain leads and support that will reinvigorate your search.
  • Volunteer. Many charity events at this time of year are one-time commitments. You will be helping others and adding something new to your resume. Perhaps you will learn a new skill.
  • Spruce up your self-image. Job searching can be depressing, but don't let it define you. Find ways to improve your self-image through positive people, activities, and books. 
  • Resolve to learn about active job searching. Join a job club and take job search workshops at your local One-Stop Career Center/American Job Center.
Job seekers who avoid stagnating in December may be the ones who get new jobs faster in the new year! Do you have any holiday hints for job hunters?

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