Looking to start the New Year with a new career? Sari Cantor, Partner with Recruiting in Motion – Ottawa, spoke to CTV Ottawa about tips to develop a job searching strategy over the holidays to optimize your search right now and into the New Year.
Build your personal brand: Your social media and online presence goes far beyond personal interaction and entertainment. These tools act as your personal brand for potential employers. Update your online profiles and make sure your most recent accomplishments are reflected.
Look into different kinds of work: After reflecting on what you are looking for in your new career, be creative with your job search and look into contract or temporary positions. These jobs can be a great entry point into your desired industry and can establish a more effective work/life balance.
Build and maintain professional contacts: As people start spending more time at home around the holidays, it can be a great time to build a list of professional contacts that can help you navigate your desired industry.