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4 tips for job searching this holiday season

Sarah K. White | Dec. 13, 2016
Leveraging the holidays in your job search might mean landing a new gig for the new year. Here are four tips on how to use the holidays to your advantage.

However, Myers says you shouldn't mention the job search in your card, but instead use it to make sure you stay on that person's mind. He also recommends choosing nondenominational cards since you may not know everyone's religious affiliations, and to also include your return address just in case they decide to respond to your card.

Holiday cards can also be another great way to "follow up" with contacts, especially since they might be distracted by the upcoming festivities. Job searching is about expressing your interest and marketing yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. The holidays offer a number of unique ways that will help you stand out from the candidates they typically get year round.

"Follow up and diligence is required because of the distractions during this time of year. This will also show the employer how interested you are in the position and working for their firm," says Richardson.

 

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