There are roughly 4 weeks or 672 hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas. One might make the case that nothing productive will happen during this time except online shopping and Hallmark movie binging. However, 2020 has already tested the limits of our productivity with most of us having already spent way too much time surfing social media and watching Netflix. This is the perfect time of the year to increase your productivity and start looking for your 2021 dream job.
In order to begin spending your time more wisely, you must first identify the areas that might be time wasters. Most people would be more than a little guilty of spending too much time on our hand-held hypnotizers. To quote an anonymous author, “ordinary people think of merely spending time, great people think of using it.” If you must scroll through social media, use your time to make sure that your social media profiles look professional to a potential employer. Secondly, set a social media schedule and limit your use; utilize one of the many applications available to track your usage.
Take time to write down your goals and make your dream job wish list. Determine what your skill level is. There will never be a better time to brush up on your office skills, learn a foreign language or get your GED. Only you know what you need to work on in order to make your dream job a realization. This is also a great time to look over your resume to see if it needs any updating. If you need direction, one of the Recruiters at WorkForce Walker Personnel would be happy to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us at (334)265-0100.
This is the perfect time of the year to do some volunteer work. Not only will you be spending your time in a purposeful way, but volunteering is a great way to meet people and network. You will also increase your communication skills and become more comfortable meeting new people. This will help make in all facets of your job search.
There are many ways to use your time this holiday season. Make your task list and check it twice, then check it off.