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Holiday Cheer and a New Career with Job Search Networking Tips

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One of the best gifts to give yourself this year is a new start. As the holidays unfold, this is the perfect opportunity to network and focus on your job search. Contrary to what many may believe, this is the smartest time to look for a job. While your holiday cooking is filling the house with sweet scents, read the following job search networking tips:

  • The holidays are perfect for networking with friends and new acquaintances. If you are invited to a holiday party or social gathering, go prepared with conversational questions and topics centered on your job search. Discuss your skills and the role you desire, following up with, “Do you know anyone?” This not only shows you are active in your job search (at such a time as this), but also makes a good first impression. If holiday parties are not your cup of tea, consider adding family members to your network. Your family knows you well and will be able to connect you with potential opportunities.
  • What makes this time of year such a smart time to job search is low competition. During the holidays, many people have the mindset that the distraction of the season will cause them to be overlooked – but it is quite the opposite. Actually, hiring managers will view you as unique and serious about your job search. With competition at an ebb, you will steal the attention of recruiters and have a better chance of being hired.
  • When hired, your start date will most likely be after January 1st. This is also a great opportunity to celebrate your hiring, spend time with family and friends, and prepare yourself for what is to come. Your new job will be the beginning of a fresh start for the New Year.

This holiday, give yourself the gift of a deserving and rewarding career with these job search networking tips. While many put off the idea of job searching during this time, you will be one step ahead.

Celebrate with holiday cheer for your new career!

DMD & Career Cycles Collab

DMD & Career Cycles Collab
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I am  proud to announce my business affiliation with Mark Franklin of Career Cycles. I personally, highly recommend his newly created career game, Who You are Matters! This incredible development is designed to provide career help and readiness and will bring a greater meaning to those very words.

I specialize in career transition counseling and outplacement. My experience in this field has been the key ingredient in assisting companies worldwide keep a healthy morale and retention rate during difficult layoffs. Historically, my clients find new jobs in a median time of 3.2 months. In addition, i have maintained a 99% satisfaction record with clients. I work with businesses and HR managers of all levels and provide the necessary materials for clients’ future success. My expertise provide the stepping stool needed during the layoff period for clients to walk confidently into the next phase of their lives.

Mark Franklin of Career Cycles and creator of new career game Who You are Matters! has positively influenced a wide range of age groups as well as businesses to become empowered in their career and life decisions.

As an affiliate with Career Cycles, I had the opportunity to meet with Mark Franklin in Canada and become knowledgeable of the components, effectiveness and the benefits his career game offers the student body and career centers today. From my own first hand experience using the tool, I recommend it as a great asset and tool for students at both high school and collegiate levels during their career search.

This interactive game not only provides information, it aligns each individual with their respective career possibilities and restores their confidence for their future. As a result, they are knowledgeable and aware of their career options while learning about themselves in the process.

My hope is that this game will continue to be influential and effective in the lives of those who use it. I am excited to introduce this to college career centers and job placement specialties as a tool they can use to help students or job seekers exploring a career change. I believe Who You are Matters! is the essential tool that will transcend career centers and students everywhere. To learn more about this amazing career gem, go on to: http://onelifetools.com

Louisiana SHRM Hosts College Student HR Case Study Competition

I am excited to be on the College Relations Committee for the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management to work on the first ever college student SHRM HR case competition event. Feel free to spread the word to colleges in Louisiana and email me with any questions atdanielle@dmdcareerconsulting.com.

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