3 Strategies for Job Searching Over the Holidays

November 5th, 2012

It’s tough to feel like ‘it’s the most wonderful time of the year’ if you’re unemployed or looking for a new job. And, if  you’ve stepped into any store lately, you’ve seen that the pumpkins and witches switched to turkeys and elves weeks ago. That means only one thing: holiday stress is coming – quickly. What’s a job seeker to do? There are more than a few obstacles that will slow down your job search this holiday, but there are also a few proactive strategies you can take to secure a temporary or full-time position even during the hectic holidays.

1. Attend the “Holidays Can Positively Affect Your Job Search” Webinar

There are many opportunities for you to advance your job search during the holidays.  Find out what they are on November 13 at 10:00 a.m. This webinar, available via ABR JobConnect, will cover the following topics:

– Opportunities for you to network
– You will have less competition during the holidays
– Hiring budget must be spent by the end of the year.

To register, login to ABR JobConnect  (or create an account) and click on the “webinars” tab. Then click on the webinar title and the registration link.

2. Make a Statement

You’ve been nice this year, so ask your friends and family this favor: a bit of alone time. Express to them how important your job search is even during the holiday season. Let them know that you will be dedicating Sunday afternoons, weekday mornings, or an endless amount of time to your job search.

 3. Make a Goal

You’ll be more likely to stay on track with your search if you assign yourself a goal or a deadline each week. How many resumes should you be sending out each week? How many hours should you be spending each day? How many people do you want to reach out to for advice this month? ABR JobConnect is a great free resource to help you answer these questions.

 For more job search tips from ABR, read three ways to take control of your job search and three ways to rev up your job search.

 About ABR
ABR Employment Services provides employment opportunities to job seekers and staffing solutions to employers throughout Wisconsin. ABR provides temporary, try-before-hire and direct hire job opportunities in: customer service, data entry, receptionist, office assistant, administrative assistant, assembly, packaging, machine operator, warehouse, janitorial, CNC, welder, forklift, maintenance, and call center.

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