12th December, 2022 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
How Holiday Networking Can Advance Your Career
Many job seekers make the mistake of putting their job search on hold during the holidays on the assumption that companies are not hiring late in the year. But the truth is just the opposite – people are interviewed and hired, even during the holiday season. Networking – developing productive business and personal relationships – accounts for 70-85% of connections that lead to landing a job. Yet, for all its benefits, there are many job seekers who are not comfortable – or who may even avoid – using networking as a job-search tool. Explore how your job search can be easier throughout the holidays and obtain tips for making the most of networking opportunities.
What is Kick-Off Monday: Kick-Off Monday is a motivational, educational, and networking program designed to help you prepare for the week ahead, sharing conversation, contacts, and job-search information in a relaxed, friendly environment. It is a “place to go” to focus on your job search or career transition and network with others. Sessions are free and LIVE in-person at the Tampa Bay Job Links office of Gulf Coast JFCS. Registration is required.
Facilitated by a TBJL Career Strategist.
- Kick-start your week with renewed energy and focus
- Learn job-search and career transition skills and strategies from experts
- Practice your 30-second commercial in a relaxed, safe environment
- Exchange ideas, information, and experiences with others
- Ask job-search questions
- Create an action plan for the week
- 30-Second commercials
- The topic of the week
- Candidate successes and challenges
- Individual action plans for the week
Materials Needed: No materials are needed.
Program Length: 1½ hours 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Participants should plan to arrive 15 minutes early. The program will begin and end on time.
Who Should Attend: Unemployed and underemployed individuals who want to prepare and focus their job-search plan for the week in a welcoming environment.
Cost to Attend: Free
Dress: Business casual
Tampa Bay Job Links, a program of Gulf Coast JFCS, is supported by philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.