Using The Holidays To Boost Your Potential Job Prospects

By on December 8, 2012

The holidays can be a great way to grow your business or even land a new job. While you may see a holiday party, a true businessman sees a chance to network. Even a holiday bizarre can be a great way to land new clients. If you need more clients or a new job, use the holidays to your advantage. The following are just a few tips on using the holidays to boost your potential job prospects.

Network
Holiday parties aren’t just for socializing. They can also be a great place to network with potential clients or employers. The important thing is to make sure you have business cards on hand and plenty of them. The last thing you want to do is talk yourself up and not have a business card to hand out. Always be prepared.

Make Yourself Available
One mistake many job hunters make during the holiday season is to turn down interview. Yes, it’s the holidays, but if you turn down an interview you could risk not getting a job. You always want to make sure you’re available to potential employers. Most interviews take 2 hours or less, which means you’ll have more than enough time to finish your day’s tasks after the interview.

Send Out Holiday Cards
Holiday cards are another great way to make yourself known to potential clients and employers. For example, if you had several interviews in November and December, send out holiday cards wishing the companies a happy holiday season and thanking them for their time. Make sure to somehow remind them of your qualifications in the card.

Take Advantage of Marketing Specials
This the season to stock up on marketing supplies. Businesses often have specials on business cards, ad space, and other items to help you in your job hunt. While you may not need 1000 business cards right now, you may in the future. Plus, this is incentive to spread the word around by handing out more cards.

Sell Your Goods at Holiday EventsLast, but not least, set up at holiday bizarres selling your goods. You never know when the items you make might get noticed by a business that wants to put in a large order. This can be very beneficial to you in so many ways. Not only can these events introduce your product to hundreds of people, but you could also make quite a bit of money for holiday shopping or building your business.

It’s tempting to let your mind shutdown during the holidays and worry about finding clients or a job in the new year. Don’t make that mistake. Use the holidays to your advantage this season.

About the Author: 
Kendrick Henandez started as an IT specialist and is now looking for health information technology careers. He is currently looking towards the people he’s met during educational events in the hopes he’ll find work in his new area of expertise.

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