Don’t stop your job search during this holiday season but rather, ramp it up! Sharing Season’s Greetings and an active Job Search are a great deal more compatible that you may think.
No other time of year presents as many opportunities to get together with friends and family and even strangers than the many events that are planned throughout the month of December in the spirit of sharing season’s greetings. This is your chance to accept every available invitation and while sharing in the celebrations, network, network, network! No job search tool is as effective or as successful as networking!
For many who are not at ease with networking, this time of year presents a perfect opportunity. As the holiday season unfolds it generates a more comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Most people are more receptive, friendlier and many are more apt to share a truly, genuine smile. This is the time of year that transitions even the most unreceptive and stoic of individuals into those filled with camaraderie and joy. It is a time for giving and caring and sharing. So share the story of your job search and reap the benefits of a new contact or a new lead but be sure to keep in the spirit of the holidays and that of networking by asking what it is that you can do to help in return.
You probably haven’t seen your cousin since this time last year and if you didn’t share information about your job search including your interest in a specific company, you would never have discovered that his neighbour is not only the CEO but a close friend! The fact that you are able to offer your mechanical expertise to help your cousin get his recently acquired, antique vehicle on the road is surely what networking and the holidays are all about.
After a month of celebrating and networking, your New Year’s resolutions should come easily:
- Follow up on contacts and leads
- Acquire your dream job
- Give back
Season’s greetings to all! And to all, the very best of luck in your job search! For further job search strategies or to obtain a free resume critique from a Certified Professional Resume Writer contact Elite Resumes.
As a member of Career Collective, I’m pleased to provide you with further professional job seach advice from the following members:
Heather Mundell: Have a Holly Jolly Job Search
Erin Kennedy: How to keep up the Job Hunt during the Holidays
Hannah Morgan: Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Kwanzaa Cheers
Gayle Howard: It’s Christmas: And a ho-ho-ho-hum?
Laurie Berenson: Three Resolutions to Take It Up a Notch
Dawn Bugni: Could that sound really be opportunity? During the Holidays?
GL Hoffman:What Would Dad Say,Merry Christmas! Can I Buy You Coffee to Talk About Me?
Heather R. Huhman: 4 Tips for Making the Most of Holiday Job Hunting
Chandlee Bryan: Job Search Tips for the Holidays
KCCareerCoach: The Gift Every Laid Off Job Seeker Needs
resumeservice: Holiday Resume Sparkle: Outshine the New Year Job-Search Mob
careerealism: Holiday Tip for Job Seekers: 4 Ways to Impress Others with Your Professionalism
KatCareerGal: Avoiding the Holiday Blues in Your Job Search
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WorkWithIllness: Avoid this Minefield: No Holiday Here!
andyinnaples: Shift Your Focus to the Highest Impact Job Search Activities During the Holidays to Leverage Your Time
keppie_careers: Four tips for effective networking follow-up for the holidays and the rest of the year
expatcoachmegan: Holidays are a Great Time to Nurture and Grow your Network
ValueIntoWords: Navigating the Mistle Toe of Job Search