Why You Should Keep Your Job Search Up During the Holidays

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As Thanksgiving in the U.S. quickly approaches, many of us are planning for the “official” start of the holiday season. Whether you are in a state of frenzied nostalgia and excitement, or scheduling some down time with friends and family, the question of whether to continue your job search might be one you are pondering.

In this video interview with Dick Bolles, esteemed author of What Color is Your Parachute? and online job search expert Susan Joyce, you’ll get the low-down on navigating your job search during the holidays. The how-to’s include:

– how to give yourself an edge during holiday time

– how to coordinate and get the most out of an informational interview

– how to convince an employer you are willing to relocate, even if you (currently) live far away

– how to use social media to find a job

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Throughout my 15+ year career in resume writing, career coaching, higher education, and working with nonprofit job seekers, I’ve used an approach that is nurturing yet practical and driven to achievement. As Audience Development and Content Manager at Idealist for our online publication, Idealist Careers, I bring relevant tips to today's social impact job seekers and career changers with sensitivity towards the challenges they face. I also am the writer of our career advice column, "Ask Victoria". Understanding the roles that a positive outlook and holistic self-care play in career success, I share with our readers time-honored methods for improving confidence and productivity. Have a question? Ask at askvictoria@idealist.org. Follow me on Twitter @_AskVictoria.

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