There's a lot going on during the holiday season and, when you're job searching, all the mixing and mingling is an ideal opportunity for networking. If you are attending a holiday gathering or any other type of party, mention that you're job searching. You never know who might be able to help.
Accept all the holiday invitations you receive, even if you don't really feel like going, so you don't miss out on a chance to get help. My stepson was not only offered a co-op position by one of my friends that he met at a party at our house, he was also remembered a year later when the company was hiring for a full-time job. Now, he's looking to move on once again and he's using the holiday season to advance his career.
Also, take the time to send to send a holiday thank you card or email to everyone who has helped with your job search this year. Everyone appreciates a thank you!
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