Do what others are not doing. When looking for a job you want to do something different. The same is true for your business. Think about what the needs are for the season, weather, economy, and time of year. You want to fill a need––and not just yours––although that is an important part of the picture for you.
Earning a living is why you are out there working, networking, planning, and disciplining yourself. You need to know what you want and how that fits with the current needs of customers and employers.
In my business I work with entrepreneurs, writers, and job seekers. I have a very busy day planned, but I know my customers need to hear about what they can do this time of year for their careers. Since I delve into the holistic side of careers, which includes all of life and work, everything we do is part of our careers. When I think about the holidays, I wonder how I can help my clients this time of year. So I wrote about the joys of writing this time of year. We meet so many friends, family, and new acquaintances that it is the perfect time of year for networking in the true sense of building relationships.
I would guess the most neglected of these is job search during the holidays. Often people think that no one is hiring between Thanksgiving and New Years, but it’s more than just retail that is likely to increase their load this time of year. Think of the businesses that might be busier this time of year: emergency teams since more people are driving and getting sick, medical and dental offices since kids have time of school for appointments, delivery and those involved in getting packages out, and food services to name a few. Make a list of all the places you went in the last week. Those are all businesses that are busy this time of year.
With all of this work would anyone have time to hire? People leave their jobs for various reasons even during busy times when they most need reliable employees. If you have prepared your general resume and cover letter, have a list of accomplishments and examples then you are ready to seek employment during the holidays and still have time for celebrations.
Links to assist your adventure to employment during the holidays:
Who’s hiring during the holidays?
Holiday Hiring Hope
Steps to Hiring
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