There are two reasons why you shouldn't listen to those that tell you to shut down, completely disengage, take the holidays off and let your guard down. These young and ambitious talents represent one of them.
It's weekends and holidays that you'll find the up and comers driving hard toward the next step 'up market' and Carly Cassady Allison Ross Jamie Weiss and Haley Hughey are no exception. They'll be the ones working 3 holidays over a 5 day span. I'm watching their social media and they aren't complaining, they're celebrating opportunity!
I'm not saying that we don't need some down time to reset and refresh. Recharge is very helpful, even necessary on a bunch of levels. What I am advocating is that in an industry in contraction, you never pass up an opportunity to engage a client, audience, or someone that can be influential in your career.
Secondly, if you are in transition or contract expires shortly, now is a good time to engage a prospective employer. Did you know that there were more than 340 new industry positions posted the past week? You may or may not be successful tracking down a hiring manager but you'll 100% miss the opportunity you never attempt.
Celebrate time with family, recharge the battery, but never fall asleep on your career #talentblvd