Find new ways to network.
Several of my clients come in and say they have been networking but none of their efforts are providing them with good solid leads about new career opportunities. Networking is a lifetime process. Even after you find your new position, it is important to continue networking throughout your career and life to build strong connections. Strong, healthy connections keep us happy, healthy, and moving forward to create the life we desire.
Below are 3 networking tips to keep you above the rest and top of mind:
- Regularly communicate with your network. It is extremely important to stay in touch with your network, which you can easily do by phone, mail, or email. Don’t be afraid to ask for their help. Most people like helping others, and you must communicate your current needs with your network in order for them to be able to help you.
- Initiate and schedule informational interviews. One of the best ways to gain more information about an occupation or industry — and to build a network of contacts in that field — is to talk with people who are currently working in the field. The purpose of the informational interview is to obtain information, not to get a job. For everything you ever wanted to know about this type of interviewing, go to informational interviewing tutorial.
- Follow up with your network on a continual basis. The key is keeping your network informed of your situation and thanking them for their efforts. Never take your network for granted.
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