Nice article by Susan Kreimer in the Washington Post – “A Season for Discreet Schmoozing” – I was pleased to be able to contribute some tips!
While it’s easy to assume hiring doesn’t happen in the 6 weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, that’s a defeatist attitude that (1) ignores reality and (2) prevents you from making the most of the truly wonderful networking opportunities that occur during this season.
Sure, you can (and should) enjoy yourself at the parties, family events, and casual meetings that mark the holidays for so many. Just be prepared with a 1-2 minute message that will help build your network and keep your job search/career on the front burner. Don’t get caught flat-footed and tongue-tied when opportunities knock – even if they’re wearing a !