3 Holiday Job Search Tips

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The holiday season is upon us. But if you’re currently looking for a job, the holidays may be a source of stress rather than cheer.

Here are three practical activities you can do in December to help make your job search a little more manageable.

Looking for help with your job search this holiday? We can help. Contact us today.

Work on your skills

If you’ve been having trouble landing an interview because you don’t have the skills employers are looking for, the holidays are a great time to learn something new.

Consider taking some online classes and workshops to improve some key skills.

LinkedIn Learning is an online suite of videos, courses and tutorials on a wide range of subjects. From courses on beginner and advanced software to tutorials on improving soft skills like public speaking, there are courses to help you improve your skills and your chances of landing an interview.

LinkedIn Learning videos are completely online and you can pause and start them at your own pace–which can come in handy during the hectic holidays. Best of all, access to LinkedIn Learning is free for VPI program participants.

For more information about accessing LinkedIn Learning workshops, contact us today.

Work on your resume

Once you’ve learned some new LinkedIn Learning skills you’ll want to add them to your resume. While you’re at it, take some time to look over your resume, in general.

The holidays are a time for reflection. What better way to reflect on your professional achievements than to review your resume and make updates.

Don’t know where to start with your resume? We can help. We offer free 1-on-1 resume support to help you craft the kind of resume that employers are looking for. To sign up for a 1-on-1 resume critique, contact us today.

Work on yourself

Any job search can be draining. Add the holidays and the uncertainty created by a global pandemic on top of that and it’s a recipe for stress.

During your job search, it’s important to take some time to check in with yourself and work on self-development.

Along with our standard job search workshops we also offer personal development workshops. These workshops cover topics like Maintaining Mental Health, Building Self-Reliance, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. These workshops are a great way to learn something new and learn something about yourself.

All of our workshops are free and conducted 100% virtually. You can access any of our workshops from any internet-enabled device. To sign up for any of our virtual workshops, visit our event listing page.

Looking for work during the holidays can be difficult. But we can help you manage your job search. For more information on any of our job search services, contact us today.