Holiday season is well under way and our party invites just keep rolling in!! While parties are great for catching up with friends and letting loose, it can also be the PERFECT time for networking. So we have a few tips to help you make the most of the holiday party season!!
- Attire: Keep in mind that you could meet potential coworkers or employers, so staying professional should always be a top priority!
- Business Cards: These should be on you at ALL times. Name, social media info and best way to get in touch with you. Keep it simple and be ready to hand them out! These are great ways to make connections, because no matter how crazy the party might get, that business card will be a reminder of who they met and how great you were!
- Socializing: We recommend keeping your eggnog consumption to a minimum. This avoids any embarrassment or you displaying yourself as anything other than the motivated job seeker that you are!! Make the rounds, try to meet at least 3 people that you can add to LinkedIn for current and future use.
- Conversation: Prepare yourself. Anticipate questions about your current job status and plan a professional and engaging answer. Let people know you are actively seeking a new job, or are potentially looking to transition to a new position. Give your professional qualities without bragging. And remember that it is a party, everyone should have a good time, including you!!
Check out our Pinterest for more party ideas!! http://www.pinterest.com/dparlon/a-professional-holiday/