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Unemployment guidance through the holidays

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Many people look forward to seeing friends and family during the holidays but for those unemployed, they could be dreading it.

 To get over the hurdle of the overwhelming work questions, take advantage of your time with family and network with them. 

 Michael King, Business Development Manager of Workplace Staffing says whether you're unemployed or under employed, building contacts during the job hunt is crucial, even if that means asking your family for help.

 "Getting your name out there, telling your family ‘Hey, I'm looking for another job!  Anything that you could do to help me connect to people that you know or if you can give me feedback on some of my strengths.' You can also find out things that you might not know about yourself."

 Another tip King advises, is to look into all job opportunities.  Even if it's not the job you're looking for, being employed looks better to a future employer than being unemployed.

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