May your days be merry and bright, and may all your Christmases be white. That is my wish for all of you this Christmas season, and for every other holiday celebrated during this time. Christmas is hope. It is during this time that you need to recall all of your successes and prepare to land the job that you SO deserve. Think of a time when you were on your “A game”, when you felt “on top of the world”. Get in that space as you prepare to launch your job search with a new found momentum.
Do you feel like you have “information overload? There are so many resources available today to job seekers, the process has become confusing.
If you’re not happy with your current job or are unemployed, who can you turn to for advice? You obviously can’t discuss your intentions with your boss or co-workers because it could jeopardize your current position. You can’t talk to family or friends because they cannot be totally objective. It’s important to find an expert who KNOWS and UNDERSTANDS the job market and what it takes to ace out your competition. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to register!
Here is a Christmas bonus taken from Chapter 11, Networking is Key, in my book “Don’t Interview…AUDITION!”:
Start your networking efforts with a letter to your Holiday Card List which includes your
family and friends.
SAMPLE LETTER TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
I’m writing to you today to update you on an important development in my career. I am
currently a “Free Agent in the Job Market” which translated means… I’m looking for a
new job opportunity!
You are the people in my life who know me better than anyone else, and I was hoping
you might know someone who could use my talents. I’m enclosing three copies of my
If you know anyone I should network with, I would greatly appreciate any and all
referrals. I’m most interested in (state the types of jobs that represent your current
I hope everything is going great in your life. Thank you in advance for your help!
Sign your name
Enclosure: Resume (enclose three copies of your resume and business cards)
The purpose of your job search is not to network, it is to book interviews with Decision
Makers. Always keep the end in mind throughout your entire job search as you continue
Cheers to adding momentum to your job search!