57. How to job search during the holidays: Three options, depending on your availability.

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The Job Hunting Podcast Episode 57

There is no reason to stop job hunting during the Festive Season, Christmas, and New Year. You can if you want or need to. But if you have time on your hands or are in a hurry to find your next job, then this is an excellent opportunity to step ahead of the game and get an advantage.

I created a new bonus workbook and workshop for my followers. Consider this my Christmas gift to you! You can download the workbook below: It's a breakdown of all the activities you need to do when job hunting, and 3 schedules you can opt into during the holidays, depending on your availability: Full-time job search, Part-time job search, or Light job search. By choosing one and sticking to it, you will feel in control, lose momentum, and most definitely see results.

Download The Optimized Job Search Weekly Schedule & Workbook Now.

Your Invitation to Attend The Optimized Job Search 2-Part Workshop - Holiday Version

In this 2-part workshop, I will provide extra detail, tips, and advice on implementing a winning formula to get a new job faster by maintaining a job search routine over the holidays. I developed my thesis and gave a broad brush on this podcast, which will be helpful already. But if you are serious about your job search and need to find a new job fast, I recommend that you register. Ideally, you would want to attend the training live to ask questions and interact with me. But even if the dates and times don't suit you, registering you guarantees to get the recordings of the live training sessions. The 2 sessions are happening from 11 am to 12 pm Melbourne time (AEDT) on the 2nd and 3rd December 2020.

Register Now: The Optimized Job Search Free 2-Part Workshop


  • 00:25 – Introduction
  • 03:58 – Renata's personal experience job hunting during the holidays
  • 08:12 – Three different schedules
  • 10:15 – Job hunting takes time
  • 16:34 – Start your day right: Renata's routine: of meditation, exercise, and learning
  • 19:11 – Linkedin activity
  • 22:43 – Job applications
  • 23:42 – Networking
  • 26:09 – Career readiness
  • 28:28 – Career coaching
  • 29:31 – Weekly review plan
  • 30:57 – Guided relaxation
  • 32:07 – Downloadable schedules

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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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