Job Seekers: It’s a New Year, and a Fresh Start #HFChat 1/4/13

As the founder of #HFChat and #HireFriday, I’ve had time to reflect on the topics that resonate the most with career candidates. It is a new year, and each of us gets a blank slate. The question is what will we do with it?

For those who’ve suffered long-term unemployment, January can bring about the winter blahs, and job search fatigue. We’ve all dealt with online applications that freeze mid-way, impersonal applicant tracking systems where we feel like we’ve been lost in the black hole, and recruiters who never call back.

Each of these problems can cause job search fatigue. Job search fatigue, and depression that can arise from unemployment can pierce the edges of our motivation and spirits.

With this in mind, here’s the questions I propose for this week’s #HFChat:

1. What are the top 3 things #Job seekers should do in January?
2. How do you cope with the winter job search fatigue blues?
3. In your opinion, is the January a good time for hiring?
4. What specific things can you do to standout among the crowd?
5. What are you going to do differently based on what you learned in 2012?

Please leave us a comment if you would like to add a question, or comment. We are always happy to hear from you. In fact, I’d like to recruit you to post a job seeker profile on our blog, and host one of our chats.

Thanks for your participation.

Margo Rose, M.Ed., HRD
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