If you have been looking for a new position for a while, chances are you have already tapped into most of your contacts. It’s hard to strike the balance between keeping yourself in someone’s sights and becoming a nag.
The new year is a great excuse to contact your target organisations and remind them you would love to work for them. As people return from holiday and start forming plans for 2013 they may have thoughts about new positions they are not ready to advertise. A timely email or phone call keeps you on the radar and provides an opportunity to adjust their image of you.