Today Josh Sanburn of TIME Moneyland points out that since a lot of other folks are checking out for the coming week or two, this might be a good time to buckle down and focus on your job search if you have some spare time. Here at Idealist, our site traffic does slow very predictably at between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. But as of this writing, there are still more than 6,400 jobs listed on our site.
Whether you’re planning to rest and reflect or squeeze in some job applications before the end of 2011, here are a few links that might help. All can be found in the Idealist Career Center.
- Five New Year’s resolutions for job seekers: One of our most popular posts of 2011. Worth a re-read.
- The Five Lens Framework: Developed by the Office of Career Services at NYU’s Wagner School, this exercise helps you identify the primary frame you look through when viewing your own career path: Organization, Role, System, Issue, or Population.
- Help with networking: If “networking” makes you cringe, think of it as “community engagement.” You might even walk into those holiday parties with a slightly different outlook.
- The Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers: This free download is available in editions for “sector switchers,” first-time job seekers, and service corps participants and alums.
- Presenting yourself on paper: Get out of your cover letter routine and your resume rut.
What are your plans? Is late December a stretch when it’s critical to rest and recharge? Is that a necessity this year or a luxury?