It’s Black Friday, traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. While you’re making that list, scouring stores and online for the best deals, and recovering from your overload of turkey…don’t forget about your job search.
Are you thinking that no one hires during the holiday so you might as well forget it and enjoy yourself until the New Year? Think again. Companies don’t stop working during the holidays, and neither should you. It could even be to your advantage–if most people do put their search on hold until the New Year then you have less competition! Finding a new job is a top New Year’s resolution, and the market will be packed come January. If you’re already getting your info out and making progress now, you’re at least 4-6 weeks ahead of the crowd.
This article, Holiday Shopping for a Job-How to Get Ahead of the Post-Season Competition, has some great advice. Keep moving forward, and do at least one new thing every day to get you towards your goal.