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Step Up Your Job Search After The Holiday Season

Jun 19, 2008
Whenever the holidays come around, most people stop their job search. It is a myth that you can't look for a job during holidays. In fact, right after the holidays is often the best time to go look for a new position.

This month, you can gear up your job search and reach out to a number of companies. Don't stop searching for a job just because it's the end of the holiday season.

Networking with Employers

January is a month when workloads are lighter and most managers and recruiters will have more time on their hands. This is the time to reach out to employers, have an informational chat with them and share your interest in working for their company. If you have impressed them, chances are high that they will consider you for a position.

Networking With Family and Friends

Right after the holidays, friends and family usually try to catch up with one another. You'll probably meet some of your old friends - and you can let them know that you are looking for a job.

You never know - one of them might just be the right person to help you get the job you want.

Community Functions

Right after the holidays, many community functions often take place to usher in the New Year. Various events are organized at schools, health club and religious groups.

You can attend these events and share your professional interest. You never know - a potential employer just might spot you.

Building Relationships

Many companies will host business networking functions right after the holidays. Make it a point to attend them to build contacts in the business industry. You may not be a member of that company, but you can still attend with a friend or business associate, or as a guest.

Take the opportunities to attend business functions, as they will allow you to meet a number of people from various professional fields.

Send Thank You Cards

January is the best time to remember and connect with all your friends, family members and your colleagues. Send out thank you cards to all of them thanking them for their help the past year.

This is a good way of getting to know about the various job opportunities in the market.

Right after the holiday season is a time to take advantage of meeting new people and building good relationships, thereby improving your network.
About the Author
Tony Jacowski is a quality analyst for The MBA Journal. Aveta Solution's Six Sigma Online offers online six sigma training and certification classes for six sigma professionals including, lean six sigma, black belts, green belts, and yellow belts.
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