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Finding a Job During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is the time of the year when people want to relax from the hard work and to forget about all the problems that everyday life brings. However, if you are in the middle of the process of finding a job you should know that there is no time for relaxation. The effects of global financial crisis left many people without a job and the competition is fierce. That’s why you should be aware that you don’t have time to waste. Although many people believe that the holiday season is the time when no one is hiring the truth is that there are many people who have started the New Year with a new job. So, how exactly can someone find a job during this season?

First of all, in case you didn’t tell your friends or relatives that you are looking for a job, now is the perfect time to do that. This season and the period before the holidays is usually the time when people organize gatherings and this is the perfect time to tell everyone that you are looking for a job. People feel closer in this period and it is more likely that someone will try to help you.

Being unemployed is not a reason to feel bad during the holiday season. Instead of sitting at home for the whole day, use the community events and dinner parties to socialize and to increase your chance to get employed. Of course, don’t be carried away by the atmosphere because you are there to find a job! Remember that you should present yourself in the best possible way, so develop a plan to tell your story and to attract potential employers.

This is the season when people send holiday cards. Besides sending cards to your friends and family, you can send holiday cards to hiring managers and companies that you find attractive. Chances are that some of them might arrange an interview for you.

In case you’ve lost contact with your former colleagues, you can send them a greeting on their internet profiles or call them on the phone. It is not unusual to reconnect with people during the holiday season and this might be a good chance to learn about hiring opportunities. Don’t forget to get the most from the social media networks. Add friends on Facebook, improve the look of your LinkedIn profile and start following some important people on Twitter. Finally, don’t forget that it’s holiday season. You need to spend time with your loved ones. Don’t spend the whole day looking for a job. It is a good idea to schedule few hours in the day when you will be focused on finding a job and spend the rest of the day with your friends and family.

Finding a job during a holiday season is a good idea because there is less competition and you won’t feel so disappointed if you get rejected because of the festive atmosphere.