I’ve written before that the holidays can be a great time to network your way into a new job. Who knows, for instance, who will be scooping up food next to you as you volunteer to help serve dinner at a homeless shelter?
A piece at U.S. News & World Report lists six reasons the holidays are no reason to let up on your job search. Among them:
And then there are all those parties and events where you’ll be out and about, mingling with all sorts of people who might know someone who knows someone … Just soft-pedal your job search, says writer Marty Nemko, or you’ll come across as too desperate.
In a separate post at Forbes, contributor Erika Andersen warns of three ways you can damage your career during the holidays — and they’re not limited to over-imbibing at the company party.