Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and that means the holiday season will officially be here. We love the holidays, and all the preparation that goes into them each year, including the shopping, cooking, and visiting with friends. Even though your schedule is busy, it is important to make sure to stay on track with your job search.
So break out that “to do list” and add these top three things jobseekers need to do before Thanksgiving:
Show Your Gratitude
The holidays are an excellent time to reach out to your professional network and send your gratitude for their help along your career journey. Send a “thank you” and a holiday greeting to former colleagues, previous employers, clients, and other contacts you have made on the job, a neighbor, an old classmate, in addition to anyone else you may have a professional connection with.
Use Your Time Wisely
We all know that the holidays are busy, but if you are creative with your time and prepare accordingly, you will have plenty of time for your job search. Use the time traveling to visit family and friends or even the time you are waiting for the cookies to finish baking to search through some job postings, perfect that cover letter, or practice some interview questions.
Focus on Networking
With the many parties and events the holidays bring, there are so many opportunities to strengthen and expand your network. Make sure to attend as many events as you can! Not only will you have time to enjoy yourself, but this is also where all the professionals will be. You should also research volunteer opportunities and community events.