Networking During the Holidays

Networking During the Holidays

As we reach the mid-point in November and stores are stocked with Holiday decor, it is time to start thinking about how to capitalize on the holiday season to maximize your networking and getting ready to launch your career in 2015.

All too often Perception is that job searches should take a "break" during the holidays! The Reality is hiring does slow down but opportunities DO exist. Make an Action Plan TODAY by making connections and begin to provide value! Here are some pointers on being Proactive and being Effective.

PERFECT NETWORKING TOOLS for being Proactive

• Holiday Cards with a Personal Message
• Gift Cards
• Host a Holiday Function
• Be Strategic in your Approach

TIPS FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL for being Effective

• Maintain momentum
• Do not reduce your efforts
• Stay focused
• Create a support system
• Provide Value
• Celebrate your progress!

POSITIVE OUTCOMES

• Will have a higher level of activity starting in January.
• Differentiate yourself from others & be ahead of job seekers taking a break.
• Provide emotional support & hold each other accountable.
• Demonstrate interest in that person, the industry, the marketplace.
• Give yourself permission to take a break and enjoy a vacation away from all the daily activities of a job search.