Christmas is fast approaching and the merriment of the holiday season has already set in. As you are set to enjoy the celebrations, may be, you can use good amount of the long holidays into something useful that would benefit you in the long run.
No, thats not a blockade to your enjoyment. Consecrating Christmas day exclusively for fun and the other nights for Christmas carols, you can utilise your day time in the holidays for laying foundation to your career. Here are some ideas to let you wade smoothly through the fun plus utility part this Christmas holidays.
Enter Smoothly Into Entrance Exam Writing Mode
December is not only Christmas season, but also the season for entrance exams. If you have targetted getting into certain institutions, it is important for you to keep track of the dates for these exams and get done with it when you are free itself.
There is nothing like making the most out of the most the time you have. If you do not utilise your holidays in a planned manner, you might have to squeeze in taking up some tests during working days and during school. Handling both work and test preparation might become too much to handle. So sit back, relax and take up these tests at a steady pace. You will get your big break and rewarding free time already planned on Christmas for all the hardwork you do now.
Work Hard, Play Harder
Is there a sport or a hobby that has been interesting you for long but you have been suppressing it due to the tight study schedule? Then, this is a chance for you to become an expert by mastering what already interests you. Enrol yourself in a class that is branded with a big name or offers you a valid certificate good enough to take it up as a profession. May be a certificate in music from Trinity or dance from Flyerz.
Involving in such classes would not only channelise your time usefully, but also give you a sense of accomplishment in your life as you are doing what you love, like a pro! You just need to take a bigger leap into your small desire, to capture big things in life. And the perk? It would be a value addition to your resume as well!
Get Real and Practical
An in plant training or an internship program will give you a world of insight into what you are aspiring for. This internship will also be considered more like a work experience when you start applying for jobs. If you are a student, you will have the advantage of knowing the practical part and understanding your subject easily. This experience will never get wasted for a lifetime even if your degree does!
Make Online On Line
As you get ample time to surf through the internet, make use of the time to research about various courses and the colleges that are best. This is not going to make you 'officially' work or get you slogging on a subject, but make you more resourceful with the knowledge on various career options.
Many institutions have their social media pages that are interactive too. Go through those pages and shoot your questions. Get your doubts cleared and choose your options wisely.
Get off the couch
This is a fun activity that can actually mean big to you in the long run. Visit as many places as you can. Industrial visits and campus visits may help you better in knowing in depth about a particular field or a college. On a lighter side, just visit factories and new places that you have not seen before to know what are the openings for job that you have in the current market or what is the coolest profession that interests you a lot.
If something interests you for a career option, dont stop dreaming about it. Try to contact people who are in the field and get their insights too. Ask them what are the exams they took up and how they prepared to get to the position that they have successfully reached. You might be amazed at the kind of help you will later get from these contacts. Your chances of recruitment can get better with their recommendation.
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