If you are currently seeking for a job, the week-end is not the time to put your research on pause! Here are 4 things you can do to stay active:
- Stay prepared
Take the time to review your documents, to upgrade your portfolio and check your emails. keep an eye on incoming job alerts and be prepared to quickly respond. Recruiting activities are most active on the week-ends and it might be tempting to simply put your search on pause until Monday but it might be a good idea to stay active when only a few other people are.
- Have coffee with your professional contacts
Networking is always a good idea, especially on week-ends when most busy business owners have a little more time. During the week, give a phone call to people who might be able to find you a position and ask them if they are available for a coffee or quick lunch over the week-end. Never underestimate the power of meeting people outside of the office.
- Get ready for your interview
You know what they say: If you want something, you need to act as if you already have it. On week-ends, get ready for interviews. Buy a suit if you will need one. Get useful tips on how to prepare for an interview on Shortstints.com and practice answering some questions in front of the mirror. Stay prepared at all times.
- Look for interesting job listings
You might be tempted to simply sit back and wait for recruiters to get back to you but on week-ends, take the time to explore other listings. It might be the perfect time for you to see openings you had not paid attention to before.