Quite some time ago, on my marketing blog called Fix, Build And Drive, I shared the math equation you see to the right. I referred to it as the “formula for growing, and leveraging, a professional network.”
Contributed by some of my favorite guest bloggers, here are 12 powerful ways to engage your personal network during a job search – so that they will engage (or re-engage) with you, and start helping…
Hiding in the shadows can be a compelling image. It suggests a cunning and opportunistic position. Ready to strike.
Rambo did it in First Blood. His eyes darting left and right out of the rain-drenched mud
The other day I had a fun conversation with a friend who had just landed a great job. But our conversations prior hadn’t always been fun.
You see, he was pretty typical of many job seekers. His job search had taken quite a while. In fact, he had no idea how hard it would be to find a job. To him, it seemed like a lifetime.
So I asked him: “If you could start your job search all over again, what would you do differently?” Here are his two answers:
If you’re thinking you need something to get you out of a rut during a long job search…the point of this post may be what you need.
If you’re waiting for someone to decide that the job is yours. If you’re waiting for a hiring manager to anoint you as the chosen one. If you’re waiting for someone to recognize all the greatness in you.
If you are, then you’re in trouble. “It’s not up to them (the hiring manager) to decide. It’s up to us.”