Friday, December 21, 2012

5 Tips For The Job Search Over The Holidays

With Christmas just four days away, chances are you're going to be spending the holidays with family and friends, putting the daily grind of your job search on hold for a little bit.  That's exactly the right thing to do, but don't forget about it entirely.

There are a number of things you can do over the holidays to help your job hunting efforts.  Just because you won't be spending as much time on job boards or LinkedIn doesn't mean you can't improve your prospects.  Here are some tips for you:
  • Network: Make sure to tell people at holiday parties that you are currently looking for work in the nonprofit sector.  You never know who will be able to help you out.
  • Keep Up The Search: It's true that you aren't going to be seeing too many new jobs posted during the holidays.  But you should schedule some time to browse for recent positions.  This will make it easier to get back into the routine when vacation is over.
  • Holiday Cards: Send holiday greeting cards to everybody that has helped you with your job search..  This includes networking contacts and hiring managers whom you have recently interviewed with.  Make sure to enclose a business card with the letter.
Have a happy holidays everyone!


  1. This is also a great time to mend professional and personal relationships. You don't need an excuse to reconnect - its in the air and tis the season to be jolly:))

    Scott Trokel @ Smart Copier Lease

  2. Hey buddy very much nice post about the things to keep in mind when you search for a job. Thanks for informative post.
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  3. Your tips was really effective because I finally found this jobs in Australia in jobstar website. They have a lot of job vacancies and I think up to now they still have it.