It’s the end of the year, and there are numerous parties that many of us will go to to celebrate the holidays in December. Some of these might include people that are struggling in their careers, or even those that are out of work.
I ran across this piece on holiday small talk and think it has some good advice. I would recommend that you read it, and think about how you might handle these situations this holiday season.
I know that most of us would like to help others further their careers if we can, but a party may not be the best place to do that. I think it’s good to listen, but deflect in depth conversations and keep advice to yourself. Try to have a good time, and help others to do the same.
Offer to get in touch and help them at another time, but don’t ruin what should be a festive time.