Reconnect with your network
Christmas is a great excuse to reconnect with your entire network. It can be as simple as an email thanking them for their support during the year, sending them a useful report or article, or inviting them for a quick 15 minute coffee catch up to say hello, before the Christmas break. The bulk of jobs are secured through networking, so use this as an opportunity to get reacquainted.
And remember, networking is about giving, not taking.
Don’t stop looking
With Christmas just around the corner there is a tendency for many job seekers to stop looking at job boards, on the assumption that employers don’t hire this time of year. [Read more…]