Here’s a very short email you can use to reconnect with people who already know you.
This is a good way to generate conversations that may lead to hidden career opportunities.
Even if you just started at a new job or are happy in your current job, it is important that you keep your network active for when you need to start looking again.
Once you talk to people, remember to ask first about their plans for 2018 and how you can support them. Then you can talk about your job search and pick their brain on where to look or who to connect with.
Subject: Happy Holidays
Dear [Their Name]
Thinking of you at this time of year and wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday season. Here's to a prosperous 2017
Coffee or call to catch up?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how this tip worked for you.