Monday, December 17, 2012

Handling Holiday Small Talk


The economy and job market have seen little change in 2012, and little change from the last few years. The holidays can be a particularly stressful time for people who have not yet secured a position and find themselves still out of work. Ah yes, then there are the holiday gatherings. 


And what is the first thing you hear...“How’s it going?”  So this time of year it is particularly important to consider better ways to conduct a conversation at these gatherings. While preparing to rattle off a series of paragraphs discussing this topic, I stumbled across this well thought out and well written article in the Wall Street Journal. It's a must read and I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to read it over.

Wall Street Journals' 'Still Out of Work?' How to Handle Holiday Small Talk