Networking Your Way Into The New Year
Many job seekers mistakenly believe that because corporations and organizations are closing their headquarters for the holidays, they are suspending their search for candidates for jobs they posted a month ago. Nothing could be further from the truth! The fact is that even during the holidays, companies are looking for talent. After all, the New Year is just around the corner, and most of them don’t want to be making up for lost time as the New Year gets under way. Related: 5 Things You MUST Do During Networking Events What does that mean for you if you are on the lookout for a new job? It means you need to continue to look by networking all throughout the holiday season. It also means that there are additional networking opportunities that you may be overlooking. This is the time for parties…all kinds of parties…office parties, neighborhood parties, family get-togethers, and so on. There is no way to know where you might stumble upon news of an opening or meet someone who is in a position to introduce you to your next boss. You need to get out of the house, however, and attend as many parties and gatherings as possible. In case you are an Introvert on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator--or in case you like to use the fact that you feel like an Introvert regardless of what your Myers-Briggs personality chart say--you have to get out of the house and meet people. This is, in fact, true whether it is the holiday season or not. The great thing about the holidays is that there are even more opportunities to meet people in a relaxed setting than you have at any other time of the year. So take advantage of it!