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A Guide to the Holiday Job Search

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The job search can be difficult to cope with any time of year but looking for a new job around the holidays can prove even more complex due to a number of seasonal and personal factors. If you’re wondering how to move forward in your job search now that the holidays are here, taking time off may be a strategy you’ll want to consider. Here are a few pros, cons, and strategies to help you get ahead this holiday.

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A Guide to the Holiday Job Search

  1. 1. A Guide to the Holiday Job Search
  2. 2. The Job search is confusing to begin with…
  3. 3. But the Holiday Job search is even more confusing
  4. 4. Consider Seasonal & Personal Factors when jumping into the Holiday job search…
  5. 5. Hiring Tends to Slow around the Holidays because…
  6. 6. Hiring Managers are in holiday mode, out of office or end of year wrap up.
  7. 7. Think about your specific scenario and try one of these options…
  8. 8. 1. Take advantage of holiday downtime…
  9. 9. This will help you regroup and get your head back in the game.
  10. 10. This will also help rebuild your confidence…
  11. 11. 2. Use the down time for some serious soul searching
  12. 12. This will help you make sure your next move is the right one.
  13. 13. Of course there are some setbacks when putting your search on hold completely… (Not to worry. They are manageable)!
  14. 14. One Setback: You’ll lose out on valuable time…
  15. 15. To avoid time loss, try this little tip:
  16. 16. Since the job search is more than just hitting “send,”
  17. 17. Consider your unique situation and tackle a few pieces at a time.
  18. 18. ie. if you don’t know what you want to do next…
  19. 19. …focus on soul- searching or career path research.
  20. 20. ie. if your resume has never been customized …
  21. 21. …spend some time getting it right so it’s ready to go after the holidays.
  22. 22. ie. if you’re feeling under- networked …
  23. 23. Spend some time on Linkedin finding the right contacts.
  24. 24. Another Setback from pausing your search: Loss of Motivation
  25. 25. Try This Solution: Take a little time each day to get your head back in the game.
  26. 26. Another Setback from pausing your search?
  27. 27. Loss of Valuable Networking Opportunities
  28. 28. But fear not, there is a bite-sized networking solution…
  29. 29. If you’re not feeling up for in-person networking events…
  30. 30. Spend time reconnecting with old contacts on Linkedin…
  31. 31. Try sharing the latest on your future career transition.
  32. 32. Avoid e-blasting & use a personalized message (but you already knew that)!
  33. 33. And if all else fails, you can always seek expert support.
  34. 34. For more job search advice visit:
  35. 35. Happy Holidays from: