The holidays are a time of merriment and good cheer, so it’s a great networking opportunity to meet or re-connect with extended family and friends in a low stress social setting. Your goal – articulate a 30 second pitch so you can follow-up with a nice LinkedIn note and a request for an informational meeting or call within 1-2 weeks while you’re interaction is still fresh in their mind.
3 Tips for Successful Holiday Networking:
- Introduce yourself and make sure you get their first and last name
- Clearly state what you’re studying, where, and what your goal is
- Make a note of all people you met before leaving the party so you can look them up on LinkedIn, send a note with a request, and ask to connect
Pitch example: I’m a senior Corporate Communications major at (your college) hoping to apply my digital marketing skills for a Dallas company.
It works! Last December, one of our clients had 10+ informational sessions from holiday interactions and landed his dream job.