Posts Tagged 'holiday'

Happy Holidays?

David SpearsHere we are right in the middle of the holiday season. During the time in and around Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, there might be a “lull” of activity for most businesses. Frankly, that is my favorite time of year. There is NO traffic, work is not quite as busy and it’s just plain quiet with less people inside the office. Continue reading ‘Happy Holidays?’

Attention Jobseekers

Jenny JohnsonThis is Not a Time to Hibernate
Winter officially begins on December 21, but this is not the time to hibernate if you are looking for work. You may have considered hibernation because you thought that the holidays are a lousy time to find a job. That could be true if you are pursuing a position with a company that shuts down for several weeks around the holidays. However, most of the companies in our area won’t stop operations for more than a few days during the holidays. In fact, some industries are running hot in the colder months. I have heard that is true of the manufacturing and logistic departments at the North Pole. Continue reading ‘Attention Jobseekers’

Holiday Break

David SpearsFor most people, there is a “lull” of activity at work during this time of year. And if you are unemployed, your activity may have come to a screeching halt. Don’t worry though, this may be an excellent time to plan and prepare for the beginning of a new year surge in job search activity. Continue reading ‘Holiday Break’

‘Tis the Season…

David SpearsFor Hiring
Shortly before Halloween and getting closer and closer to Labor Day each year, retail establishments and other organizations begin preparing for the onslaught of holiday traffic. With retail business in particular, the holiday season can be a “make or break” time of year and certainly a barometer of how well the establishment will begin the next year. Thus, careful attention should be given to the planning of staffing needs during this time. Continue reading ‘‘Tis the Season…’

Labor Day 2016

Carolyn KinardMost people assume the Labor Day holiday is meant to give workers a three-day weekend to rest and engage in leisurely activities. This assumption is not entirely true. The first time someone asked me to explain the significance of Labor Day, I was at a loss for words because I didn’t know the history or the purpose of the holiday weekend celebration. Continue reading ‘Labor Day 2016’

Holiday Tips for the Soul

Photo 57 (2)My blog Resolutions Revisited, written last year, was inspired by multiple job seekers coming to terms with what seemed like a never-ending job search from Thanksgiving to New Year’s.

It was written to encourage and inspire those who simply didn’t know how to start looking for work. Having been there myself, I was motivated by what the challenges look like to those experiencing unemployment for the first time.
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Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!

””The holiday season is now in full swing. I can tell because all the Halloween candy is on sale for half price.

This is supposed to be a time when we celebrate peace and happiness… A time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the wonderful things in our lives.

Instead, some of us are busier than ever planning holiday activities. Continue reading ‘Give Holiday Stress a Time-Out!’