Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Make the Most of Your Winter Break

Top ten things you should be doing during Winter break, instead of watching Christmas Vacation for the 26th time...

10. Conduct some career or industry-related research.  Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*NET.

9. Take a seasonal job to gain more experience.

8. Contact a professional in your field to arrange an informational interview.

7. Volunteer.

6. Update your resume with your accomplishments from Fall semester.

5. Spend a day job shadowing.

4. Write a note to your networking contacts to keep in touch.

3. Create or update your LinkedIn account.

2. Hit the mall to take advantage of the post-holiday sales, and purchase professional attire for the Spring job fairs.

1. Use the endless barrage of questions from your extended family to practice your elevator speech.

Happy Holidays!

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