Beth Braccio Hering, Writer @FlexJobs
17 Sep, 2015
Remember the feeling of excitement that went along with returning to school in the fall? Whether you vowed this would be the year you’d make the basketball team, were excited by finally getting the most popular teacher in school, or simply relished the possibilities inherent in a fresh box of crayons, hope sprang eternal. The same enthusiasm can be applied to your fall job search and keep you productive!
Such optimism needn’t be just for the young. Fall is a great time to find your perfect job. Hiring managers who were hard to reach during peak summer vacation periods tend to be back in the office after Labor Day, and many are eager to fill spots before the winter holiday season. So shake off the dog days of summer and try the following tips to energize an autumn job hunt!
Here are four tips for your fall job search success!
“Host, entertain, and network more than you do any other season,” says Lizandra Vega, author of The Image of Success and blogger at The Career Confidante. “Think about it. The weather is perfect to ask someone to ‘break bread’—a morning coffee, afternoon lunch, or tea. Make new connections and cultivate existing ones. Even if it does not generate a direct lead toward finding a job, it could be just the seed you want to plant to reap the rewards in the not-so-distant future.”
Even something as seemingly simple as a change to your interview outfit can do wonders. Vega suggests investing in one signature piece (tie, scarf, jewelry, handbag, etc.) in a color that energizes you. “This will not only have you stand out from your competition, but you will stand out from your usual self. Oftentimes, a hint of bold color within monochromatic neutrals can give you the pop of vitality you need in this tedious journey we call job searching.”
Readers, are you excited about your fall job search? What tactics do you use to stay productive and successful? Share with us below!
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