Make the most of the Christmas card list

Touch base with professional contacts through Christmas cards 

Extend your Christmas card list to professional contacts as well as family and friends. Whether you are sending season’s greetings in the post or with an e-card, this is a good way to check in with ex-bosses, colleagues, customers or suppliers so that you are in their mind for any opportunities which may arise in the future. Keep your message friendly and light-hearted, so avoid attaching a lengthy Round Robin or a CV to your card. You can include a link to your personal website or LinkedIn page to jog the recipient’s memory about who you are and how they can contact you.

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