Work the office party – literally!

Work the office party – literally!

Enjoy yourself but remember this is a work setting. Everyone has heard cringe-worthy accounts of drink-induced frankness, snogging under the mistletoe and other festive faux-pas, so don’t do anything that could negatively affect your reputation or damage your career prospects within the organisation.

Even if your colleagues, including your boss, are behaving badly, resist all temptations to join in. Remain polite to everyone and speak to people who you would like to get to know better – office parties are a fantastic opportunity to start building new and lasting professional relationships.

To read our full Festive Career Survival Guide head to The Guardian.

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Corinne Mills

Corinne Mills is the Joint Managing Director of Personal Career Management, she is a career coach, trained in workplace counselling and NLP with 15 years career management experience. Corinne is a Fellow of the CIPD and ex Chair for the CIPD Chiltern Branch. Her background is as a Senior HR Manager with a MA in Human Resources (MCIPD), Corinne is the author of the UK's no 1 best-selling CV book "You're Hired! How to write a brilliant CV" and 'Career Coach'.

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