Often I get asked the question: “What do you do regarding networking when you’re working and you’re not looking for a job?”
Here are some answers that will help you keep your network strong after you get that new gig…
When the chips are down, and everyone does the same old crap, what can you do to stand out from the rest when making new connections?
What value can you offer? How can you help the person you just met?
Information interviews. A meeting with a mentor or influencer. Or maybe a job interview. At some point, you’re going to need to write a cold call email.
But it’s one thing to write an email to someone you don’t already know. It’s quite another to write on that actually gets read.
After every networking event or opportunity, what is your plan or following up? How will you be remembered?
Here are some suggestions to help you achieve your job search or career goals through networking…
If you were already employed and asked to meet with someone, would they ask for your resume? No! Why?
Because anytime you present a resume it reeks of “Hire Me! I am looking for a job! I really need a job!”
Way to go! You finally got that meeting or phone call set up with a person you’ve been looking forward to talking with.
How can you best prepare for this important meeting? Go straight to the person’s LinkedIn profile. In just a few short minutes, you will be able to get a pretty good idea about who this person is and what’s important to him/her…