Three ways to give your attitude toward gift giving a facelift.
Ditch the ties, crochet sweaters, and gift cards - it's time to revolutionize the way you think of holiday gift giving. Gifts need not be mandatory annual exercises, but can be strategic and advancing for you and your career.
Here are three ways to give your perception of and attitude toward gift giving a 2012 facelift:
Rule: Give to the person(s) least expecting a gift; not only will this negate the immediate assumption that your gift lacks purpose, reason, or sincerity, but it ascertains that they will think more about your gift than any other.
Everyone wants to hire the popular person in the office, who gets along with everyone from the elevator serviceman to the boss. People skills, personality, and relatability are all key characteristics that hiring managers are constantly looking for in candidates.
Rule: Dig deep! It's all in the details, so do research, ask around, and find something specific to them. Engage in conversation and discover what she can use or enjoy.
Attention to detail speaks volumes about someone; it's the difference between simply giving a gift and building a relationship. Utilize holiday gifts to stand out from the crowd and separate yourself from other candidates; you never know when it will come around to give you that extra help you need.
Rule: Discreet is sweet - don't hand it over like you would a bill at a restaurant. Be creative and in doing so, reveal another level of your sincerity and creativity.
The best in the business make it look easy. Don't turn your gift into a huge deal or monumental event; impress your future employers and employees with your suave subtlety and confidence.
In the jungle of recruiting, Alan Cutter is the lion. Alan is Founder and CEO of AC Lion International.
Prior to AC Lion, Alan was senior manager at OTEC and played an integral part in the company's evolution into HotJobs.com.
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