During the holidays, it can be tempting to lay your job search aside. You’ve been working hard to find the perfect mnew position, and you deserve a break – just like all of your friends, family, and coworkers who take time off to enjoy the holidays.
While recharging from time to time during your job search is a great idea, taking time off during the holidays is rarely the best idea. Instead, using the holidays to jumpstart your job search can keep you at the front of the field and grab the attention of hiring managers who are used to most job-seekers taking a three-week break during this period.
How can you use the holidays to your advantage in the job market? Consider the following tips:
- Review your resume and cover letters. The holidays are a great time to catch the attention of hiring managers when they aren’t bogged down with applications or preoccupied by hiring decisions, and the best way to catch their attention from the start is to create a resume and cover letter that put your strongest skills and abilities front and center. Focus on creating a resume and cover letter that answer one question: “What do I offer that no other candidate does?”
- Make a plan. The New Year is a great time to make a new plan. Map out the coming twelve months in terms of your job search. Where do you want to work? What do you want to do? Who is your dream boss? How long is your commute? How will you make a difference – and how much will you be paid for it?
- Work with your recruiter. Like hiring managers, recruiters often find they have a bit more free time during the holidays, which means they have more time to focus on helping you turn your plan for the next year into reality. Your recruiter also knows which companies are actively hiring over the holidays and can point you to them.
The experienced recruiters at THE RIGHT STAFF, LLC can help you power your job search through the holidays and into the New Year, seeking the best position for your skills, experience, and career goals. Contact us today to learn more!