Effective Job Search Tips for the Holidays

Posted on 11/02 by Erin Helms

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Most people take a break from job searching during the holidays. However, continuing your search can be beneficial. Many employment opportunities open in various industries toward the end of the year. Here are terrific reasons to continue a job search through the holidays, including: Less competition. Most job seekers take a break during the holidays. Continue your search, which might be beneficial due to less competition. Networking opportunities. There are social functions galore during the holiday season. Attend holiday parties with an elevator pitch and business cards. Security. When you secure a job before the start of the new year, you get the peace of mind of knowing you have a financial plan for the beginning of the new year. Temporary-to-permanent jobs. Employers often hire temporary workers permanently. Make a good impression as a temporary employee; you might get to stay. Momentum. Maintaining your job search efforts during the holidays can help you maintain your momentum and make it easier to apply for jobs in January. There are excellent reasons to continue job searching through the holidays. It can pay off if you take the time to do it right.

Update Resume

While continuing your job search through the holidays, ensure your resume is current. Your resume is often the first impression a hiring manager has of you. The document must be a memorable one. It must be relevant to the job you seek and be free of grammatical errors.

Set a Schedule

A schedule can help you set aside time to look for a new position. The schedule also enables you to establish a healthy balance between searching for a job and enjoying the holidays. Setting time aside holds you accountable.


Network during the holidays. Consider sending holiday-themed emails to former colleagues and friends and mention that you are looking for a job. Reconnecting might encourage them to consider you for future opportunities, too. The email alone will help you start a conversation.

Make Good Use of Your Free Time

The holidays and winter vacations offer plenty of free time. This time is ideal for relaxing and enjoying the holidays, and you can also use some of it to find a job. Keep the momentum up.

Consider Volunteering

The holidays offer plenty of opportunities to volunteer for fundraisers and charitable organizations. You can give back to your community and add people to your network. List the experiences on your resume and build valuable skills for your future career.

Consider Seasonal Work

Although you are seeking a permanent position, it might help to consider taking a seasonal job. It is an opportunity to learn or develop skills to add to your resume. Many employers hire temporary or seasonal employees permanently after the holidays.

Work With A Staffing Agency

A staffing agency such as LaborMAX can put you to work fast! The professional team at LaborMAX has jobs in multiple industries. Let them help you find a job this holiday season.

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