With all of the holidays around us it is easy to get sidetracked from your job search. It is also easy to get depressed and frustrated. I have heard of job searching these days being compared to playing the lottery. You send out your resume, hoping you have a chance to hear back.
Don’t let this important time be a distraction. Many people plan to look for new jobs in the New Year, which may open a position for you. Continue to follow a job search plan, research companies, attend open houses, attend job fairs, network, apply for openings you see, and follow up as you are able.
One lady I have been working with had two interviews last week, and she came away so positive. Take those opportunities to celebrate. Even if you don’t get the job, it gives you a chance to fine-tune your interviewing skills.
There are lots of opportunities to volunteer at this time of the year. This is a great way to get your mind off things, keep your skills fresh and meet new people. Who knows, maybe your volunteer job could lead into a full-time job.
If you need food assistance or other help during the holidays, there are many churches and agencies that step up their giving at this time. Look at your local papers, watch the news and call around to see who is offering what.
Most of all, be thankful for what you do have. It can be hard, but thinking positive is always better than the alternative.
Questions? Write me.
Mail: Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP
450 Seminola Blvd, Casselberry, FL 32707
Our goal is to answer many of the questions you may have about your employment search, resumes, networking, promotion opportunities, and other employment related questions you may have.
Note to employers: If you e-mail your job leads to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will share your job openings with Christian HELP clients.
Until next time-
Sandi Vidal is the Executive Director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council. She has over 15 years of Recruiting and Human Resources Experience. Visit the website at www.cfec.org.