It’s December, that time of year when bells are ringing, homes and businesses are festively decorated, people are bustling to finish their shopping, family and community events are happening all around and the sounds of holiday music float through the air everywhere you go. It’s a magical time!
I am well aware that not everyone agrees with me, especially individuals who find themselves looking for employment at this time of year. So, to help ease the minds of people who are not quite so jolly about the holidays, let’s revisit a few tips from Christmases past:
• Don’t let your job search efforts take a holiday
Though it may seem like the entire world is “on vacation,” many employers are actually ramping up to begin hiring in the new year. To find out more about this idea, read It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
• Don’t let limited funding keep you from giving
The most well-received presents are often priceless treasures created by hand and from the heart. For more tips on creating some of your own priceless treasures, read When Ho, Ho, Ho Feels Like Oh No, No.
• Don’t let your inner Scrooge take over
Putting others first, keeping yourself on track and connecting with others are a few of the holiday tips that are shared in Bah Humbug!
Hopefully these blogs of Christmas past will provide helpful tips to use here in the present. Use them not only to survive the holiday season, but to thrive. Happy Holidays!
Bobi Cook is a Regional Facilitator for Workforce Solutions in the Houston – Galveston area. She currently conducts job skills seminars throughout the 13 county Gulf Coast region utilizing her MBA and over ten cumulative years experience as a professional educator, quality systems manager within the automotive industry, and small business administrator to help job seekers develop and implement successful job search campaigns.