How to Leverage Your Holiday Break for Future Career Success

How to Leverage Your Holiday Break for Future Career Success

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SHOCEO® Reading for Success: Three (3) Minutes + Ten (10)-Minute Video.

On December 12th, Charleston’s FOX 24 NEWS NOW featured my discussion with Leyla Gulen on:

  1. How to Jumpstart Your Future Success over Your Holiday Break; and
  2. How to Manage Your Small Business Stress-Free During the Holidays

If you’re a college student home for the holidays, it can be tempting to spend your free time, well, “too free.”

If you’re a college senior, you’ve probably had a stressful semester.  Rest and relaxation are definitely important, but in today’s competitive business environment, achieving balance between work time and fun time is key!

Now is the time to reflect on what you’ve learned over the last semester.  If you attended any guest speaker events over the last several months, what did you learn?  Maybe you didn’t have time then to reflect on non-school/non-exam-related notes.  Now is the time!  Maybe you want to follow up with that guest speaker via social media or pick up a copy of his or her book for further reading.

The holidays are a perfect time to reflect and put your observations and learnings to work for you.

Now is also a great time to sign up for podcasts, business literature newsletters (think Entrepreneur.com and Forbes.com), or other content you can listen to during your plane, train, or car-ride home.

If you’re a small business owner (perhaps with college students in your home for the holidays), this time can be stressful.  There are orders to ship, accounting records to finalize, and clients to please.  How to manage it all while also entertaining friends and family in your home?  Think about delegating tasks like shipping orders and emailing invoices to your customers.  This is a great way to involve your students by giving them some practical learning opportunities, while also effectively managing your business during this busy time.

Have you put any of these tips into action for yourself or for your college-age kids?  Let us know; we’d love to hear!

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xo Kathryn