The holiday season is soon upon us. Some may have already started disappearing into out of office messages or the “offline” abyss. If you’re supposed to network to get a job, what are you to do during this time? Don’t worry – the holiday season is a great time to get set up for a productive January. Here’s why, and what you can do.
I recently surveyed 100 people in my network and extended network. I asked them one simple question: How did you get your last job?
These were the choices I gave:
- from an online posting
- from someone I know/introduction from someone I know
- promoted from internship or co-op job
- headhunter/recruiting agency
Contrary to the title of this blog, it wasn’t exactly ‘here today, job tomorrow’ for me. But it didn’t take all that long either. I worked with a career counsellor and was employed in 5 months. Since I was working during 3 of those months, I was only crashing at my parents’ for 2. Given stories I’ve heard from my fellow graduates, I don’t think I did too badly.
I’m going to walk you through the process of how I ended up employed by November 2014.