Welcome to this week's career blog post. My hope is to give the Job Seeker Holiday Tips! Tools to help each of you through the holiday season with encouragement. The holiday season is a joyous time for so many friends and family members around the globe. However, for the many job seekers and their families, the holiday season is bittersweet, a sad time. Today I am writing to all, including those folks in the grieving process after losing a job or the loss of loved one or maybe you were caught in the floods or fire and lost your home. If you are interested in having career blogs sent directly to your email box, I welcome you to sign up for your FREE job tips on my website JustResumesUSA.com.

Below are Beautiful Job Seeker Holiday Tips! These Tips are Both Simple and Powerful! 

The 3 gifts the job seeker and everyone around the globe can give to yourself through the holidays:

  1. Identify the things that cause you stress and the things that cause you joy.
  2. Write 5 things you enjoy doing.
  3. Write 10 things you are grateful for in your life.

Tip #1: Job Seeker Holiday Tips!

Identify the things that cause you stress and the things that cause you joy.

Keep a journal in 2 columns as you identify what causes you stress and joy. One column is titled "Stress." The second column is titled "Joy." Look at the list of what causes you stress to see if you can eliminate any or all of these stresses so you can focus on what causes you joy. 

Tip #2 Job Seeker Holiday Tips! 

Write 5 things you enjoy. After writing 5 things you enjoy, commit to doing at least 2 of them by a certain date 

Tip #3 Job Seeker Holiday Tips! 

Write 10 things you are grateful for in your life. For example, you could be grateful being a part of the dream team when you were working at your last job. Or the time spent with a loved one before they passed. Establish an attitude of gratitude by keeping a journal of 10 things you are grateful for. Do this daily to get into the habit of focusing on the positive aspects of your life.

It's is helpful to understand something that I learned and have experienced after I was downsized from my dream job several years ago. 

And, more recently experienced the biggest losses in my life when my mom and my child both passed last summer. Here it is… "Whatever is in your thoughts is what you will bring into your life. The universe or whatever your faith is, ALWAYS says "Yes" to what you want by the thoughts you are thinking."

I encourage you to follow these Job Seeker Holiday tips! Write comments and share your stories to help our readers. Remember to sign up for FREE tips on my website and these blogs will be sent to your email box. Sign up at JustResumesUSA.com. Stay tuned…

Kim Marino is nationally published author of 6 resume career books and Founder of JustResumesUSA.com and CareerCoachKim.com. As a 30-year veteran of the Outplacement Industry, her expertise is noted for writing professional resumes and coaching motivated professionals prepare for the interview, job searching, social networking, network building and salary negotiating. She speaks as a subject matter expert on national television and featured on individual and 26-city radio author tours nationwide. Kim Marino helps her clients realize their full potential with vision, passion and purpose.