December 2011

'Tis the Season for Networking

It’s that time of year again, the holiday season! Besides focusing on all things holiday-related, there is something else you should be doing, too: networking! Parties, whether personal and work-related, are great places to meet people. Plus, the holidays are a perfect time to connect with former friends and colleagues. There are simply too many gatherings between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve to not take advantage of the opportunity to network!

It’s an especially good time to network if you feel like your job search has stalled and your networking strategy is in a rut. Make this a time to forge through the difficulties, to pave the way for more successful opportunities in the New Year. Attend holiday functions with the idea that you’ll utilize the time to make new connections and strengthen the ones you already have. Adopt some of the strategies we’ve shared in this month’s issue to help you find ways to revise your networking strategy. Tell yourself that you’ll not continue feeling discouraged and dig yourself out of that rut you’re in. There’s only one way to go: up!

We at Flowork wish you and your family and warmest of holiday seasons and the happiest of New Years. Have an idea for a future article? Send it in to newsletters@flowork.com. See you in the new year!

John-Paul Hatala, Ph.D, Flowork Founder

In this Issue

What's New?

MyJobCards and MyJobSearchBoard Available Now, Take Advantage of Flowork’s Online Learning Program, and Online Job Search Management Demo Available

Networking Tips for the Holidays

Ah, the holidays — a time to rejoice, be merry and enjoy a well-earned break until the new year. But if you’re job searching, it’s also a great time to kick your job search into high gear.

Getting Un-Stuck from Your Rut

Here are a few suggestions for things to do to get unstuck from a job-seeking rut. These are ideas that may just shake up your routine a little, get you moving in a different direction, get you talking to new people with new ideas, or simply re-energize you.

What to Do When Networking Isn't Working

Sometimes, despite your best efforts at applying for jobs, looking for contacts to network with at companies, and doing everything else within your power to get your candidacy noticed, you’re stuck.

Job Search Stalled? Increase Your Impressions With A Networking Journal

How many marketing impressions (regardless of the medium) does it take before an individual will recognize the message and/or brand? Many sources say that five is the magic number.

This Month's flowTIP

Flowork offers the benefits of social capital to anyone of any age. The Education Flowork Program offers educational institutions (Kindergarten through higher education) to ensure their students, faculty and staff become aware of the power of information by networking. Corporate Flowork and the Flowork Workforce Development Program introduces corporations, non-profit organizations, government, and workforce development groups to ways they might increase the flow of information between individuals, departments, divisions and units. Floworks founder Dr. John-Paul Hatala is available for speaking engagements nationwide. If you are interested in booking him for an on-site speaking engagement, please call us at 1-877-FLOWORK or contact us to discuss your needs.

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