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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Getting Ahead This Holiday Season”

One of the biggest misconceptions about the holidays is that your career can take a back seat until January. Don’t get me wrong. Family festivities and reconnecting with close friends is important. But putting your career on the back burner for two months is a big mistake.

Often, if a job seeker hasn’t looked for a job in some time, they tend to underestimate how long it will take to find a new job. The same holds true if they are at a more senior level or make more money now than they were the last time they looked.

The higher you go in your career, the fewer positions are available and the longer the process takes.

To read the rest of my column, and learn how to get ahead, visit the Memphis Daily News website here.

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JJ Weir

Author: JJ Weir

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