- Modify your resume. This document can make or break your chances of getting that much anticipated interview from your possible employer. Make sure that your resume is up-to-date. It should follow a professional format and must be free from any grammatical error. Before you start any job-hunting activities this season, preparation of an appealing resume should be first on your list.
- Build your network. This season is the best way to network. Send greeting cards to your friends, relatives, or your old boss and co-workers. Not all job openings are advertised on the web or newspapers , your network may know some companies who might need your expertise or their present company might have a job opening that is fit to your qualification.
- Improve your skills and expand your knowledge. Your network might find it difficult to recommend you to a particular company if your job experience or educational background doesn’t show much. Supplement your poor credentials with additional training or seminars from reputable institutions. Today’s business environment is very competitive, additional degrees or training in your resume may be a good way for you to get a new job.
- Get involved in charitable works. Christmas is a season of giving. This is why many civic organizations are active during this season. Helping the poor will help you realize that your life is not bad at all and there are more people who are less privileged than you are. This experience might change your outlook towards your current or your future job.
- And finally, think positive. Be optimistic about yourself, your life, and the world around you. By doing so, you will attract positive energy and maybe next year will be a good year if you will greet it with joy in your heart. Good luck on your job hunting!