The holiday season is approaching. Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas are just around the corner. If you think it's time to slow down your job search, think again!
Why? There are two big reasons why you should be prepared for the Holiday Job Search and Networking. The first reason is because most job seekers are taking a break from Holiday Job Search and Networking and there is a lot less competition. The second reason is most companies are hiring through the holidays to ramp up for the first of the year. I have had many clients land interviews and receive job offers in November and December. Holiday Job Search and Networking is a great time for you to connect at party's and gatherings with friends and family members.
In this week's blog, I will share with you great tips on how to prepare for your Holiday Job Search and Networking. I will also share with you a couple of great client success stories.
Below are Great Tips for Your Holiday Job Search and Networking Success
Tip#1. Prepare Networking business cards and bring them with you to hand out at the Holiday parties and gatherings. For example, when you're Holiday Job Search and Networking as a sales manager, your networking business card may say "SALES MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL" with your contact information, i.e., phone number(s), email address and LinkedIn URL from your resume. I recommend going to Vistaprint.com. They print many business card styles for free. You only pay for shipping.
Tip#2. Have your 30 second commercial or elevator speech ready to connect to people through the holidays. For Holiday Job Search and Networking, your 30 second commercial will be something like this … "I'm exploring Sales Management job opportunities in the Denver market, however, I'm not just looking for a job, I'm networking, looking for contacts. Do you know anyone in the ABC industry or ABC company? May I use your name?" This way you can call and set up your own informational interviews where you may have a job created for you in the process.
During your Holiday Job Search and Networking, more people will be happy to give you contact names or maybe even know of a job opening.
I remember working with Kevin. Kevin was in sales, however, he just completed a Nurses Aide Certification Program. We discussed Holiday Job Search and Networking. After going to a holiday party, Kevin called me to tell me he ran into an old high school friend who was now the Director of Human Resources at the local hospital in the small town where he lived. He hadn't seen him for many years. He interviewed the following week and received a job offer.
Here's another holiday success story with a client named Lori. She and her husband just relocated from San Francisco to Atlanta. Lori was a Health Care Educator, by profession. We discussed the Holiday Job Search and Networking. Lori and her husband were soon invited to a holiday party. This is where she met the Director of Health Care Consulting Services for one of the big consulting firms. She had several interviews the following week and landed the job in a new profession as a Health Care Consultant.
If this can happen to Kevin and Lori, it can happen to you. Be mindful of Holiday Job Search and Networking. It's about being in the right place, at the right time. It's a great time for you to meet with people you may only see during the holidays. You'll never know who you may run into during the holiday season.
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