Have you been looking at job vacancies in your field, and finding that in most cases, you don’t have all (or nearly all) the skills the employer is seeking? It doesn’t make sense to apply for a job unless you’re well qualified because the job market is so competitive. If you don’t have the skills, even if you’re a great networker, resume writer and interviewee, you’re not going to get the job.
Dawn Rasmussen in Single Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself focuses on the importance of keeping your skill set up-to-date and investing in yourself.
The holiday season presents great networking opportunities to boost your job search. Holiday parties and other events can help you connect with all kinds of people, increasing the likelihood you can link with the right professional contacts, and even your next employer. And contrary to what many job seekers believe, job hunting during the holiday season can be a great time, partly because there is less competition from other job seekers.