A Guide to the Holiday Job Search

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A Guide to the Holiday Job Search

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The Job search is confusing to begin with…

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But the Holiday Job search is even more confusing

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Consider Seasonal & Personal Factors when jumping into the Holiday job search…

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Hiring Tends to Slow around the Holidays because…

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Hiring Managers are in holiday mode, out of office or end of year wrap up.

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Think about your specific scenario and try one of these options…

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1. Take advantage of holiday downtime…

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This will help you regroup and get your head back in the game.

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This will also help rebuild your confidence…

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2. Use the down time for some serious soul searching

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This will help you make sure your next move is the right one.

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Of course there are some setbacks when putting your search on hold completely… (Not to worry. They are manageable)!

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One Setback: You’ll lose out on valuable time…

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To avoid time loss, try this little tip:

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Since the job search is more than just hitting “send,”

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Consider your unique situation and tackle a few pieces at a time.

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ie. if you don’t know what you want to do next…

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…focus on soulsearching or career path research.

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ie. if your resume has never been customized …

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…spend some time getting it right so it’s ready to go after the holidays.

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ie. if you’re feeling undernetworked …

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Spend some time on Linkedin finding the right contacts.

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Another Setback from pausing your search: Loss of Motivation

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Try This Solution: Take a little time each day to get your head back in the game.

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Another Setback from pausing your search?

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Loss of Valuable Networking Opportunities

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But fear not, there is a bite-sized networking solution…

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If you’re not feeling up for in-person networking events…

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Spend time reconnecting with old contacts on Linkedin…

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Try sharing the latest on your future career transition.

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Avoid e-blasting & use a personalized message (but you already knew that)!

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And if all else fails, you can always seek expert support.

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For more job search advice visit:

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Happy Holidays from:

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