The holidays are a busy time for everyone – from trying to finish personal projects such as gift shopping and preparing for feasts and traditions to work obligations such as calculating the end of year budgets, analytics, and placing candidates with clients so that their remaining 2020 budgets don’t go to waste. Despite the hustle and bustle, we wanted to take a minute to wish all of you – our consultants, clients, and team members a very happy and healthy holiday season. 

We are thankful for each and every one of you. 

We hope that the holidays bring you a feeling of peace, comfort, and joy. We know that 2020 has been turbulent for many, but hopefully, the holidays will make some of the negativity disappear and fill all of our hearts with holiday magic. We hope that you will find a way to celebrate cherished traditions with your loved ones, whether that is in-person or virtually.

From all of us at Matlen Silver, happy holidays and cheers to 2021 – it’s going to be a great year of continuing to grow our partnerships with each and every one of you

Here are 5 bonus tips to help you get through the holidays this year:

 

1. Have hope

Hope is something we all need to have, especially this year. We need hope that all of our lives will resume to some version of “normal”. If you’re a candidate looking for a new job, it’s important to remain hopeful – there is the perfect opportunity waiting for you at the right time! If you’re a client trying to find a great candidate, you need to remain hopeful because that candidate will be presented to you at the right time. If you’re a recruiter, you can remain hopeful that you can match the perfect consultant with the right client for a heavenly match.

2. Don’t get discouraged

Many of us may be feeling discouraged – whether due to the fear that our holiday traditions won’t be the same, that we won’t be able to celebrate with loved ones, or that we haven’t found the right opportunity for the next career move. Don’t get discouraged. Now is the perfect time to embrace new traditions, finding ways to integrate the old with the new, and to keep pursuing work that will fulfill our minds.

3. Celebrate

There’s always something to celebrate! Whether you celebrate certain holidays or not, we can all celebrate that we made it through 2020 and that it is nearly over and 2021 promises to be much better. Celebrate the successes you’ve had, the new partnerships you’ve formed, and the fun things that your kids (two-legged or four-legged) have learned this year.

4. Reflect but don’t dwell

The end of the year is always a great time for reflection, but don’t dwell on things that happened. If there are lessons to be learned, think about them and learn them, but don’t continue to dwell on them. We could spend a lot of time dwelling on the recent pandemic and how things may have negatively impacted us, but despite all the bad, there must be some good that happened in 2020, as well – think about the good times.

5. Look ahead

Many people like to create New Year’s resolutions. While that may work for some, a simple goal-setting process may work better for others. Think about all that you want to achieve in 2021 – professionally and personally. Make a list of books you’ve been meaning to read, or a new trick you want to teach your dog, or a vacation that you’ve always wanted to take. 2021 has so much to offer and it isn’t even here yet!

Cheers to a bright, happy, and healthy holiday.