Holiday parties and gatherings make for the perfect venue to connect with as many people as possible. So how can you successfully "sell" yourself while remaining festive, cordial, and all the while radiating the holiday spirit? There are many ways to do so.
Do you consider looking for work over the holidays to be a waste of time? Do you figure companies don't usually hire in December... so why bother? Well, if these thoughts have crossed your mind, think again. December is actually the very best time of year to look for work.
How do you go about making the most critical message of your job search -- your branding statement -- a powerful one? How can you engage your listeners and leave them wanting more? How can you sell yourself without sounding boastful and self-serving?
Anger, resentment and depression -- understandable as these feelings may be -- are a giant turn off to networking contacts and, more importantly, to potential employers. I can pretty much predict which job seekers will find work and which ones won't, based solely on the attitudes they express.
Today's stagnant job market holds special challenges for mature job seekers. Hiring opportunities are limited and the competition for jobs remains stiff. To be successful, you'll want to avoid the three common mistakes older applicants make.