November 2015: Tips For Holiday Networking & Job Search

November 19th, 2015 by Cassie Fisher

Holiday season is fast approaching, meaning the job market will decline, right? Maybe not! Many industries see an increase in recruiting and onboarding during the busy holiday season in preparation for the first quarter.

So if you find yourself seeking a new role for 2016, take advantage of the many networking opportunities during this holiday season.  Here are three articles providing tips to decrease the stress that often surrounds networking and job search.

7 Tips for Job Searching During the Holidays
Looking for a job and wondering if it makes sense to continue your search during the holidays? It does – read on for seven tips for savvy job searching this holiday season. Read full article

Why You Should Rev Up Your Job Search During the Holidays
Whether you’re looking for a job in medical sales or marketing, teaching or tech, the holiday season is actually a smart time to continue your search. A survey discovered more than two-thirds of employers actually see an increase in job postings in November and December.  Read full article

5 Tips to Rock Your Networking Events During the Holidays
The holidays can be awkward, or you can make them into a huge opportunity by using this time as a platform to network. Read full article


 

Security Corner:

Over the past five years, the demand for cybersecurity professionals grew 3.5 times faster than other IT jobs (12 times faster than all jobs). And information security professionals earn on average about $12,000 more than the average of all computer jobs. Read full article

 


 

Upcoming Events:

Executive Women in Texas Government (EWTG)
Sponsored by Whitaker IT
The EWTG Annual Professional Development Conference is the premier educational forum for those in government service interested in innovation and professional growth. November 23rd

Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC)
Sponsored by Whitaker IT
One-day event that brings together technology directors from Texas state agencies and institutions of higher education to discuss the strategic direction of technology in Texas.  December 11th

HOUG
Holiday Social 12/2/15

Women’s Energy Network
Luncheon 12/8/15

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