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.”
For some time, career networking has been something I do on a subconscious level. No thinking, I just do it. It has become second nature. But let’s face it: this is a great question that many struggle with heading into a career networking event.
So now I’m here to answer the question! In full detail, for the world to evaluate and comment on. Let’s dig in…