There are many types of people to approach when job search networking. The key is to be systematic about it. Just be sure you have some from each of these 10 categories.
People have asked me why I don’t talk about informational interviews in my networking workshops. The answer is that informational interviews ARE a form of networking. Informational interviews, also called informational meetings, mean talking with someone about what they do and/or what their company does to learn and get questions answered.
If you’ve been reluctant to network or you’ve tried it and it just wasn’t for you, don’t give up, update how you network. Maybe you just need a fresh approach to networking skills.
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Do you struggle as an introvert to promote yourself in today’s competitive and networked work environment? If so, this post offers five ways to help you build your confidence and be more at ease with the demands of an extroverted world.
You’ve heard people telling you to network your way to a new job. But that seems easier said than done. Maybe you don’t have a network or you don’t like to network or perhaps you don’t know how to network. Before you worry about any of this, start with a plan for network development.