Holiday Job Search Tips

Posted by on November 20, 2014

Kelly Kleppen, director of career services

Written by Kelly Kleppen, director of career services

We have just wrapped up Halloween activities at Minnesota School of BusinessPlymouth and are now focused on planning holiday activities.

As the weather gets cold, people become more dormant, but your job search doesn’t need to be.

Typically, job-seekers slow down their search during the holiday season, thinking they will be too busy, but doing so is a big mistake. Businesses are still hiring!

Did you know that some Plymouth and metro businesses hurry to hire for open positions at the end of the year? Don’t hesitate to meet with Kelly Kleppen, director of career services, to learn about possible job openings. Also, don’t forget to check out our Career Connect website for current job openings.

“There’s a belief that recruiting shuts down during the holidays. That’s a myth—so when other people take off from their job searching during the holiday, you’re at an advantage should an opportunity surface,” said Roy Cohen, author of “The Wall Street Professional’s Survival Guide.”

In other words, get out there and benefit from the smaller candidate pool!

Job Search Tips During the Holiday Season

  • Look for temporary or seasonal work. These positions provide a great opportunity to get into a company that you are interested in and build up your resume.
  • Volunteer your time. Volunteering not only improves your resume, but it is also a great way to network and get an inside view of organizations.
  • Network during the holidays. Use holiday gatherings to network for opportunities. Tell your family and friends that you are looking and be specific with the details on what you are looking for.
  • Refresh your job search toolbox. If you are feeling stuck, seek assistance in updating your resume, brushing up on your interview skills and reviewing your job search methods.

For help with your job search process, feel free to visit Kelly in career services.

Thank you for your Interest in Minnesota School of Business.