No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Celebrating Labor Day
In 1882, Peter McGuire, a carpenter and union leader proposed to New York's Central Union a day to celebrate the accomplishments of workers. The New York Central Union agreed and the first Monday in September was celebrated as Labor Day ever since. Whether or not you are currently employed, this is your holiday and we applaud the American worker for social and economic achievements.
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. The past few months have been hectic, challenging and filled with anxiety. However, with the cooler weather coming and students returning to school, we encourage you to enjoy your holiday but get right back to your job search on Tuesday, September 8th. Here are a few tips to help you gear up for the next phase of your job search:
Get clear about your direction: Start to think about your career path or goals. Write them down and get crystal clear on what you want. That way you are not wasting time chasing every opportunity that comes your way, you are focusing on maximizing your chance of success for the right one.
Track Everything - Pick a tracking system that works, whether it's an electronic spreadsheet like Google Sheets or a notebook. The point is to track your contact with employers, jobs applied for, follow-up and status. This way you know where you stand and don't make the mistake of contacting an employer for an update more than once.
Update your LinkedIn Profile - Have you done any volunteering over the summer? Learned a new skill or taken a course? Then you should make sure your LinkedIn Profile is updated with this information.
Set up Alerts - Set up job (or company) alerts on the job search sites you frequent so you will be notified when something of interest is posted.
If you are interested in learning more about Labor Day, visit National Today website.
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