165. 7 strategies to help you job hunt during the holidays

career advancement career change career planning job hunting Dec 19, 2022
Stop wasting time

Many professionals use the downtime of the holiday season to search for new job openings. There are many benefits of job searching during this time of the year. Firstly, you have more networking opportunities and have conversations with a diverse range of people, which can open you up to ideas and opportunities you may not have considered before. And even though fewer jobs may be advertised, at least you have more time to apply!

In this episode recorded earlier this year, I share 7 strategies that I believe can help you job hunt during the festive season, even if you are traveling. I recorded this episode after having traveled and worked for 50 days, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it went.

I also started noticing that some clients are more productive than others. So I started paying attention to common traits my clients have that allow them to move ahead of the game and speed up results in their job searches. So, here are the 7 qualities and strategies that I have identified as successful job-hunting strategies when I work with my clients. I hope you enjoy listening to this episode.

This free resource can help you during your holiday job search

The Optimized Job Search Schedule is a vital tool to help you manage your job search during the holidays. In fact, I originally created this free resource for the holiday job seeker! Download it for free here.


  1. The importance of asking questions (03:29)
  2. Being ok with not knowing and happy to learn (06:14)
  3. Being disciplined (08:39)
  4. Developing a consistent professional brand (10:59)
  5. Knowing how to connect with others(12:22)
  6. How rest contributes to performance (14:36)
  7. The importance of getting the help you need to succeed (17:30)

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Hello, I’m Renata Bernarde, the Host of The Job Hunting Podcast. I’m also an executive coach, job hunting expert, and career strategist. I teach corporate, non-profit, and public professionals the steps and frameworks to help them find great jobs, change, and advance their careers with confidence and less stress. 

If you are 1) an ambitious professional who is keen to develop a robust career plan, 2) looking to find your next job or promotion, or 3) you want to keep a finger on the pulse of the job market so that when you are ready, and an opportunity arises, you can hit the ground running – then this podcast is for you. In addition to The Job Hunting Podcast, I have developed a range of courses and services for professionals in career or job transition. And, of course, I also coach private clients. 

So there is no excuse – I’m determined to help you! I want you to feel empowered, nail your next job, and have the career you want.

Enjoy the episode and ciao for now!


Renata Bernarde | Job Hunting Expert

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