Google Hangout: Need help job hunting during the holidays? Watch our live Q & A

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As 2013 comes to a close, many of us will use this time to connect with friends and family and set aside time to reflect and plan for the new year. While there is nothing wrong with slowing down to enjoy the season, there are several things you can and should do to ensure you stay on top of your job search and land your dream job.

In this live Q & A, Susan P. Joyce, Visiting Scholar at MIT Sloan School of Management and Editor/Publisher of and, and Dick Bolles, author of What Color is Your Parachute, will share tips and tricks on job hunting during the holidays and take your questions.

Topic: Job seeking over the holidays: What candidates need to know and how they can give themselves an edge in the search

Date: Tuesday, December 3rd at 1pm EST

Want to join?

The Q & A will take place via a Google Hangout on Air. Here’s how you can participate:

  • Watch: Anyone can view the conversation by returning to this page. Edit: There is no separate registration.
  • Submit a question: Ask a question in the comments below and we might answer it during our live Q & A. You can also ask questions on Twitter and Facebook. Tweet us @IdealistCareers using #HolidayJobChat or join us on Facebook.

About Dick Bolles:

Dick Bolles—more formally known as Richard Nelson Bolles—is the author of What Color Is Your Parachute? A Practical Guide For Job-Hunters and Career Changers, the most popular job-hunting book in the world,  having sold more than 10,000,000 copies to date. “Parachute”, as it’s often called,  is dramatically updated, reshaped and rewritten, every year;  has been translated into 20 languages and is used in 26 countries. Dick is credited with founding the modern career counseling field, and is often described as the field’s #1 celebrity. He has a channel on YouTube (type “Dick Bolles”) and can be contacted at

About Susan P. Joyce:

Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been observing the online job search world and teaching about smart and safe Internet job search since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. Susan is editor and publisher of (since 1998 – 15 years!) and (since 2011), author of How to Find a Job Using Craigslist, and co-editor of New Year, New Job! 101 Top Tips from Job-Hunt Experts for Your Holiday Job Search.

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    • Dawn
    • November 26, 2013

    How can I register for this Q&A session?

    1. Hi Dawn! There is no registration required. You can just return to this page on December 3rd at 1pm EST.

        • Dawn
        • November 26, 2013


    • Bianca
    • November 27, 2013

    I’d really like to participate, but I’m unavailable on the 3rd. Are you planning on recording and posting this webinar?

    Thanks so much!

    • Bianca
    • November 27, 2013

    I’d really like to participate, but I’m unavailable on the 3rd. Are you planning on recording and posting this webinar? Thanks so much!

    1. Yep! The hangout will be recorded and will be available on this page.

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