CHRISTMAS OFFERS A CRACKING OPPORTUNITY TO STEP AHEAD IN YOUR CAREER
Christmas is only a couple of weeks away and now is the time to let your hair down and unwind after a busy year, right? But rather than see the coming weeks as an opportunity to party hard, December and the influx of festive networking opportunities coming your way can be a great way to ensure that your 2019 career ambitions get off to a great start.
Many would-be employers and managers may use the festive break as an opportunity to focus their thoughts to what they want to achieve over the coming year and creating a good impression at this time could be crucial in securing your next promotion, making a move up the ladder or landing a new role.
Client lunches and social events provide a useful opportunity to introduce yourself to potential employers or remind your current manager of your ambitions and achievements. There is a balance to be struck however. Nobody is going to enjoy the company of someone who wants to talk shop all night or spends their time trying too hard to impress. But the more relaxed atmosphere can offer a platform to share ideas or seek out new opportunities without necessarily being under pressure to sell yourself.
Follow up any contacts that you make with an offer to meet up for a further conversation early in the New Year; whilst others are polishing up their CVs you could already be well on the way to securing an exciting new opportunity.