Although it’s really tempting to sit back, relax and put your job search off until the New Year, you’ll be missing out on some great employment opportunities. Here are 5 ways you can boost your career prospects over the Christmas period!
Update your LinkedIn Profile
Keeping your LinkedIn profile up to date will help increase your prospects and can help alert hiring managers that you’re actively looking for work.
Edit Your CV
Give your CV a facelift over the festive season. Update your CV and make sure it contains all your latest skills and experiences. An old, out of date CV can make you appear unsuitable and will harm your employability.
Beat the January Rush
Starting your job hunt early will help you to beat the January rush of applications as more people resolve to find a new job in the New Year. There’s a lot less competition for roles over Christmas so use this to your advantage!
Christmas is a great time of year to expand your network. If you’re attending any events over the festive season make sure to connect with new people – the bigger your network the better your prospects!
Take advantage of your free time!
If you’re currently employed it can be really difficult to find time to put into job applications. Use your time off over Christmas to your advantage! Spending a little of your free time on your job search will ensure you’re not rushing your applications and what you submit is of a high quality.
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