Whether or not people celebrate Christmas, it is hard for them to avoid all the festive decorations that are already on display in some stores. In addition to taking a career test, jobseekers should get into the holiday spirit and consider how they can receive job search inspiration from Santa Claus himself.
If presents and reindeer are all that come to mind when jobseekers think about Santa, they may want to look to Business Insider, which recently provided a few job search lessons that can be learned from Jolly Old Saint Nick.
For example, the news source points out that Santa is old. In fact, he is almost 200. Despite his age, he has not slowed down and manages to keep up with the times, just as every jobseeker should be doing. If out-of-work individuals' technological skills need a tune up, they should do what they can to become better qualified candidates. Additionally, they should not let their age prevent them from keeping up with their younger peers in the office.
Something else Santa does every year is make a list and check it twice to find out who has been naughty and nice. The news outlet suggested that jobseekers make their own list or spreadsheet to help them zero in on their professional goals. Then, they will know where they want to be, how they can get there and who can lend a hand during this process.
Of course, Santa does not work alone. In addition to innovative elves, he receives help from his flying reindeer and Mrs. Claus. Jobseekers cannot rely on elves from the North Pole, but they can certainly build up their professional network to give them the professional support they need. According to Monster.com, individuals can expand their list of contacts by turning to alumni associations, reaching out to former classmates, coworkers, family members and neighbors. Social media can also help make this process a little easier.