It’s the most wonderful time of the year and it can be a most wonderful time to network to make sure you are well positioned to get your dream job in 2018.
We’ve scoured the web and found some great advice and tips on how to make the most of holiday parties and events to expand your network and get the word out that you are ready for a career change. Follow these tips for networking during the holidays.
Great advice on how to plan in advance for holiday events to get the most out of a social gathering. Includes advice on how to follow up, the importance of personalization in communication and more.
Forbe’s 4 Great Ways to Network Over the Holidays. This article tackles network by breaking down the types of events you may be attending with info about the best approach to take on building your network. Find out more about staff holiday lunches, multi-stakeholder office parties, friend’s cocktail parties and even the family holiday dinner.
The Balance’s Tips for Networking at Holiday Parties. This quick and easy-to-read list of networking tips talks about the importance of showing up (seems like it should be a no-brainer, right?) when you’re invited to events, how to be natural and conversational, how to take notes after the event and more.
Inc.’s Tips to Rock Your Holiday Networking Events. This guide offers tips on dressing appropriately, being realistic about what you can actually accomplish at a holiday party, bringing someone else with you to help break the ice with others and how to look at it as relationship building rather than networking.
Check out these resources, put your action plan together and before you new you’ll be having a very happy new year in your dream job.