The holiday networking survival guide

Posted by Amanda Augustine

December 03, 2013 @ 02:28 PM

Make the most of this festive season by networking your way through the holidays.

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'Tis the season for holiday parties, open houses, family get-togethers…and networking!

Whether you love it or loathe it, networking has become a key component in every professional’s career development and job-search strategy. It can help you establish your personal brand, uncover new job leads, and gain valuable insight into a prospective employer.

The holidays are an especially great time to put your networking skills to work. Below are some of my favorite articles that cover all aspects of networking, from developing your elevator pitch to incorporating networking into your everyday life.

Happy holiday networking!

5 tips for networking success

Start networking today to take your job search to the next level.

How to network without begging

Leverage your professional network during a job search without begging for favors. 

Networking anytime, anywhere

Incorporate networking into your regular routine to boost your career.

How to pitch your value: Dissecting the elevator pitch

Develop a strong elevator pitch that highlights your key skill sets, passions, and job goals.

Mastering the informational interview for your job search

If you're exploring new industries or career paths, incorporate informational interviews into your job-search strategy.

Work your next networking event

Build a strategy to maximize the benefits of every networking opportunity.

Want to learn more? Click on the following link for additional information on networking.

AmandaAugustine_JobSearchExpert_TheLadders_1-1Amanda Augustine is the Job Search Expert for TheLadders. She provides job search and career guidance for professionals looking to make their next career move. Have a question for Amanda? Submit your question here for a chance to have it answered in her weekly column, and be sure to follow her at @JobSearchAmanda on Twitter and “Like” her on Facebook for up-to-the-minute job-search advice.

Topics: Ask Amanda, Networking