1 – Do NOT stop your search over the holidays. This will be a killer for any momentum you have (hopefully) built up plus your competition is probably taking December off so you might have less resistance in making things happen.
2 – If you are not ready to really invest in spending quality time with your phone you will need a lot of luck to make things happen in your search (your phone should be your significant other during your job-search).
3 – A résumé will never land you a job – you will. When you send in your résumé to a company it is no better than a piece of junk mail in most cases.
4 – Always be honest with yourself and others in your search – lying will only cost you in the long run.
5 – Get with the times – people and companies are recruiting and sharing a lot of good information on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. There is no excuse to not know how to use those as part of your job-search.
6 – If you are unsure how to do something as part of your search (see number five) use Google to learn how.
7 – There is a job out there for you (that’s the good news) BUT you will probably have to do some things that you are not accustomed to like picking up the phone and networking with people you don’t know to make it happen (that’s the bad news).
8 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Until next time – good hunting and good luck!