Do you feel like making it a five-day weekend? Or longer?
Why not, you may say. No one will be working anyway. I’ll just take a breather and come back, refreshed and reenergized, next week sometime. Or the week after that.
This reasoning makes some sense and, for sure, it’s your decision to make. But is taking extra time off from job hunting around Labor Day, or any holiday, a smart move?
Here are reasons to take that break: A few days away may help you to see your strategy with new eyes when you return, you may have family responsibilities during holidays, and everybody needs a break from time to time.
Here are reasons to continue to treat that job hunt like a job:
It’s up to you. Either way, have a great Labor Day!
Karen Burns, Working Girl, is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use. She blogs at karenburnsworkinggirl.com.