Job Search Tasks for the Long Weekend

In between Thanksgiving turkey and naps this weekend take a moment to do a few of the job search tasks on this list to help advance your job search!

Long weekends are a great opportunity to relax, spend time with family, and take steps that will help your career. Holidays often give us some much needed downtime and why not use a bit of that time to find a great job?

We’ve put together a list of 10 simple tasks you can do this long weekend to help advance your job search!

Job Search Tasks for the Long Weekend

10 Simple Job Search Tasks

[1] Update Your Resume

An up-to-date resume is crucial in conveying your job experience and skills to a potential employer.

[2] Spread Your Resume

Publish your resume on job boards and send it to influencers on social media to help spread the word about you and your job search.

[3] Update Your Social Media

Many employers will look you up on social media during the hiring process. Make sure your information is up to date and remove any unwanted or unprofessional content on your social media pages.

[4] Start a Blog

A blog is a great way to show your knowledge/expertise about a particular subject. Write about something you’re passionate about and show off your skills.

[5] Practice Your Interview Answers

Having interview answers prepared for the most commonly asked interview questions is crucial in acing any interview. Practice your answers and perform mock interviews to prepare you for the real thing.

[6] Network Online

Many other people will be at home with lots of spare time this weekend. Take this opportunity to connect with them online and get your name out there. Combined with your blog you will have countless networking opportunities, all from the comfort of your own home.

[7] Apply, Apply, Apply

If you’re in the middle of a job search and haven’t been receiving much response, don’t fret! Don’t get discouraged, keep applying. Make adjustments to your resume if required and keep a list of places you’ve applied to so you know which job is which when they contact you for an interview. And remember: every no is one step closer to your yes, just keep applying!

[8] Learn a New Skill

Take this long weekend to dive into a new topic or learn a new language that you can apply to your work life.

[9] Make a Job Search Schedule

It is important to schedule your time during a job search. It can be easy to get discouraged but if you commit yourself to a schedule of applying to a number of jobs per day or networking a certain number of times a week it is easier to complete those tasks. Develop a job search schedule to help prioritize your search and ensure it doesn’t end up on the backburner.

[10] Relax

Job searching can be exhausting. It’s important to keep up your job search but it’s just as important to take care of yourself and make sure you are at your best as you enter into a new phase of your life. Be sure to take time this weekend to relax and spend time with your family and friends, you deserve it.