In an effort to convince you to ramp up your job search efforts during the holidays (look below for links to part 1,Ã‚Â 2 and 3),Ã‚Â I’m sharing ideas and insights from some of my colleagues and friends during this holiday week and next. Since it is Thanksgiving, I wanted to share some words of wisdom from my friend and co-leader of the Career Collective – Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter. Jacqui is a well-respected resume writer; her business is Career Trend.
Jacqui has become a good friend and trusted colleague after we originally “met” via Twitter. I always look forward to our conversations and am so happy to have opportunities to collaborate with her. So, when I saw Jacqui tweet this the day before Thanksgiving, I thought it would make a perfect Thanksgiving post in the midst of my series encouraging you NOT to slow down your job hunt during the holidays:
I agree! While it is important to keep at the job hunt during this time of the year, taking some time off to recharge (by UNplugging!) and rejuvanate is important. In fact, another trusted career advisor and friend, Marci Alboher, author and expert on career issues and workplace trends and Senior Fellow for Civic Ventures, suggested taking time off your job hunt right around the major holidays when people are not likely to be in the office. If there is ever a day to focus on yourself and your family (and eating a good meal, hopefully), Thankgiving is it.
Wishing everyone a restful, peaceful and very Happy Thanksgiving!
Are you relaxing or revving up your job hunt during the holidays? Share in the comments!
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