So you’re ready to find your first job, or next job? You can’t wait to begin firing off applications!
But, wait just a minute! Are you really ready to begin your job search? Do you have all the i’s dotted and t’s crossed? Will you, right now, make a great first impression?
Has this ever happened to you?Follow-Up
You meet a great person at a networking event and you have a great conversation. With expectations high, you send a follow-up email. And another. Yet you get no response…
I made the mistake of not following up several times when I first started networking. I used to say to myself “I know they’ll contact me. I gave them my business card and told them a rock star career story that would enhance my personal brand.” As a result, no one ever contacted me.
It wasn’t until I started sending the networking follow up email below that I really started to see results.
Networking and blind dates are quite similar. This is especially true regarding the fear of rejection.
Blind dates can be uncomfortable, they often feel forced, and everyone is trying to sell something (themselves). Networking events… are the same.
I am going to help you overcome all of those crappy feelings and show you how to fall in L.O.V.E. with networking.
A lot of people tell me networking makes them nervous. They say they feel weird and awkward meeting new people.
Networking can be that way sometimes, especially when you first get started. But I will help you overcome your fear by using myself as an example.
Below are 10 actions I almost didn’t take because I feared rejection or being labeled as weird and awkward. But they worked!