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How to Handle Holiday Networking Burnout

nametagIf you’ve already attended a handful of holiday parties and have several more to go, join the club.

We know the drill — at first they’re fun! Festive! Exciting! And after a few glasses of wine and one too many tiny cheese puffs (not to mention trivial conversation near the coat check), you’ve reached party burnout.

And yes, this encompasses networking burnout. Well, here are a few pointers to keep your spirits up (and your sanity) this holiday season to make the most out of the fantastic new contacts within your reach. Read more

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Three Ways to Remain Professional During Holiday Office Parties

presentsAlas, holiday office parties could be fun. Or they could be the end of your reputation. Here are three tips to keep in mind to actually enjoy the holiday party without ending up in a crazy karaoke scene that ends up on YouTube.

There is a fine line but you can definitely remain professional while having a good time.

1. Limit alcohol. We know this sounds simple but participating in a PG-rated office party really does go back to basics. Do you really want to be the person everyone’s talking about on Monday morning after wearing that lampshade on your head? We didn’t think so. Read more

Three Tips to Standing Out at Holiday Parties

partyThere’s a certain buzz in the air this time of year, don’t you agree?

Especially here in New York City, just walking in office building lobbies and hearing exciting chatter, there’s no denying holiday parties are in full effect.

Yes, it’s time to celebrate accomplishments from the previous 12 months but it’s also time to make the most out of robust opportunities to make unforgettable impressions!

What’s better than showcasing your executive presence than mingling with leadership in a festive atmosphere? Here are three tips to standing out and making yourself known as a holiday soiree.

1. Dress to impress. Selena Soo, publicity strategist, explains, “It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression on someone. Holiday parties are a chance to use those seven seconds to your advantage by dressing to impress.” Read more

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly: Coping With Hangovers at the Office

hangoverEgg nog, anyone? If you tend to spike your holiday beverage, suffice it to say the next morning may not exactly be pleasant. Add a morning commute and desk job to the mix and it is not a pretty situation.

As per a Caron Treatment Centers survey, 64 percent of Americans have called in sick (or they know someone who’s done it) as a result of feeling a bit under the weather. And by that, of course we mean hungover.

According to a piece in The New York Post, there are a few survival tips. First, assess the situation. If you’re still inebriated from the previous night or concerned you’ll be chained to the porcelain God all day, then arriving to work isn’t such a great idea. Not only will you be sick, you can potentially harm your reputation. Read more

Three Reminders for Holiday Office Parties (Translation: Don’t Be That Guy or Gal)

It’s that time of year again!

As holiday parties get into full swing, chances are someone in your office will have too much to drink and how shall we put this? Get a little bold and brazen.

Instead of being that guy or gal, your friends at MediaJobsDaily are here with a few simple reminders to keep things on the up and up at your office shindig.

After all, you don’t want to become the person everyone’s gossiping about the next morning at the water cooler. Read more