Last time we wrote an article confirming that the holidays are not a death sentence for job hunting, and outlining a few ways to use the festive season to your advantage when searching for a new position. This week, we decided to take a deeper look at one area in particular: networking. As we mentioned last week, the holidays can be an excellent time for networking, as there are a seemingly endless stream of parties and events to attend along with countless old friends, family members, and former colleagues. These events are the perfect forum for you to announce that you are in the job market. Networking over the holidays is a delicate balance, though: people want to have fun, catch up, and chat about their holiday plans, not spend the entire evening talking about career opportunities. So, this week we’ve put together some tips for savvy holiday networking, to help you make sure you get your point across without bringing down the holiday cheer.