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Title:Summary Sunday: Issue 545

Author:Hannah Morgan

Date:December 2023

Source:Career Sherpa - Reprinted with permission

The holiday season has officially begun. But don't let this get in your way of having a productive job search!

November and December can be really difficult months for those who are in job search. Many feel financial restraints and anxiety about how to explain the new gap in employment to friends and family who ask, "What's new?"

Here's what you'll find in this week's Summary Sunday:

  • Focus on relationship building this holiday
  • Answering "Do you have any other offers?"
  • Improving your LinkedIn feed
  • Practicing daily gratitude

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I posted this on LinkedIn this week as a reminder to job seekers to keep their foot on the gas for the next 30 days.

As we head into the holiday season (Nov-Dec) it's common for job seekers to reduce the time and effort they put into their search.

I want to remind all job seekers to stick with it.

You may see fewer job postings.

It may be harder to get in touch with people.

But, there are many more opportunities to interact socially so use those opportunities to your advantage!

Some companies are in the planning stages and will be hiring soon.

Some jobs will become open and need to be filled quickly.

And if you are actively searching, you are in the minority! Many job seekers take time off during the next two months. This works in your favor!

Here are some ways you can switch your focus to building relationships during the holidays.

Do not pause your job search! Instead, focus on relationship building!

See how to do this here.


"Do you have any other offers?" | Neil Danzger

What is the best way to answer this question if asked by a recruiter or interviewer? Never lie! See what you should say in this post.


Not seeing what you want in your LinkedIn feed? | Brenda Meller

Here's the LinkedIn Question: I used to see your posts all the time and I don't see them anymore. I love your content! What do I need to do to start seeing your posts again? If you've ever felt this way, here's what you need to know (and do)!


Why daily gratitude is important | 3Plus International

Here's the science behind giving and receiving gratitude. To make this a habit, you'll want to do this consistently, so there are 5 questions you can ask yourself.


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Hannah Morgan is one of this year's LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careersand a nationally recognized author and speaker on job search strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to combine her career expertise with her love of writing, speaking and social media. Her mission is to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today's job search process. Hannah is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, Aol Jobs, LifeHacker, The Muse, Business Insider, SmartBrief, Payscale as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.

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