How to Stay Focused on Your Job Search During the Holidays

November 29, 2012

Career Advice

Getting through the holidays is a little like riding a rollercoaster. There are times of total stress and times of pure joy. But with all the distractions coming your way, it’s hard to stay focused on what’s important: your job search. Here are few tips to keep your search strong:

Set a schedule… and tell your friends and family about it.
The holidays are filled with shopping trips, invites to parties, and weekends filled with traditions. But in order to be productive in your job search, you have to be strict. Whether it’s from 9 AM to 12 PM every day of the week or it’s 2 PM to 4 PM every weekend, set aside time to search. And remind others of your commitment.

Set a goal… and stick to it.
You can’t sit and wait for the phone to ring. You have to keep adding fire to the job search flame to keep it going. That means more resumes, more job applications, and more networking than you think. It only takes one job offer to set you on the right path, but it will take a lot of work to get that one elusive call.

Set a positive outlook… and don’t give up.
Job searches are tough. It’s hard to stay confident when you’re getting rejected. Just remind yourself that the right opportunity will come along. You just have to find it. And all the hard work and the wait will be worth it in the end.

Read more tips on how to cure job search burnout.

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