As you seek new job opportunities and apply to job postings you find online, you will find yourself clicking and submitting your resume into a variety of online application systems.
But did you also know that during that time many people found new jobs through simple job search networking?
Everyone networks. We are, after all, social creatures. We meet people every day and invite them into our lives… into our experiences. Friends, acquaintances, classmates, and strangers all become part of our network of human contact. Even the barista that hands you a cup of coffee in the morning also takes a place in you human network. Career networking is different, but many of the same skills and principles that make us social networkers apply here as well. You just have to take it up a notch… and become a master networker. Becoming a Master Networker If you need to brush up on
Relocating to a new city can present a number of challenges to job seekers and career changers, including local network building. Whether you’re in the process of planning to relocate or have already done so, there are a few things you can do to prepare in advance, start building lucrative relationships, and make your transition a successful one.
After you update your profile using these LinkedIn profile strategies, ask a close friend or business associate if it is a positive and accurate representation of who you are.
As my friend Artie said, is looking at your LinkedIn profile a lot like meeting you?
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!”
Do networking events make your hands sweat, give you dry mouth and make your stomach churn? You’re not alone. In fact, you are among the millions of introverts trying to break out of your comfort zone to exhibit your personal brand and subject matter expertise. And to help those efforts, our friends at Business Collective asked this question of some successful young entrepreneurs: Question: What is one tip you would offer an introvert who wants to network more at events, but genuinely struggles? Here’s some of their best advice! Remember That Everyone There Wants to Meet You “Remember that the