Job Hunting Over A Long Weekend (don’t make it a “lost” weekend…)

Friday 28 May 2010 @ 11:40 am

When you’re in the job-hunting mode, three-day weekends can sometimes signal a chance to let your guard down, an opportunity to let up on your planning. Don’t let a long weekend derail your job-hunting plans. Here are some ideas to keep you on track:

• Create a schedule to use over any three-day weekend or holiday timeframe. Make sure that you assign yourself at least one item to accomplish every day.

• Just because Monday is a holiday, don’t assume that no one’s in the office. Use part of the day to send out inquiry letters and resumes as usual. You may enjoy reduced competition and easier access to the decision-makers in charge of hiring.

• Use some downtime over a long weekend to take stock of your search. Look at what you’ve done so far (companies/people that you’ve contacted, researched you’ve conducted) and chart what you still want to accomplish.

• Holiday get-togethers are a great place to schmooze with family and friends (and friends of friends, etc.). You never know where your next job lead will come from. Don’t be rude or pushy, but have a few sentences prepared to be able to explain to people what kind of job you’re seeking and why you’re right for that job.

• If you currently have a job and are looking to change employment, use a three-day weekend as ‘time-out’ from your every day routine to do some planning on where you want to be, whether it’s staying at your current place of employment or a new locale.

• Take some time off to relax! Use part of the holiday weekend to take a ‘holiday’ from your search. Reward yourself for the things that you’ve accomplished so far.

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Sunday 9 May 2010 @ 6:51 pm

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