If you are a job seeker, you've probably read that networking is essential to finding a new job opportunity. “Is this for real?" I get asked this a lot by clients who are reluctant to network. Sometimes, people find it difficult to socialize outside of work because of family obligations, but sometimes, it's just hard to move beyond the security of the people they already know. Not many are like my client, Bob, (name changed to protect the innocent) whose DISC report came back saying, “Strangers are just friends Bob hasn't met yet." Needless to say, not many people are as gregarious as he is. Regardless of how extroverted or introverted you are, it is important to network. Why? Because it will dramatically improve your chances of being hired. According to CareerXRoads 2011 Source of Hire Report, referrals make up the highest percentage of external hires at 27.5%. With job boards at 24.9%, you'll more than double your chances of getting that new job by using your network, too. Why not boost it up even higher, by expanding it?
We get it. Looking for work can be scary, especially if you’ve been at it for a long time and haven’t gotten any results.
Understanding which fears are getting in the way and how to overcome them will make all the difference. Sometimes you might not be aware of which obstacle is getting in the way of your goals. If you want to overcome these fears once and for all, we invite you to join us!
In this training, you’ll learn how to:
- Utilize strategies for coping with your job search fears
- Be confident in your job search—from writing your resume to networking
- Face your fears and move forward
Join our CEO, J.T. O'Donnell, and Director of Training Development & Coaching, Christina Burgio, for this live event on Wednesday, October 5th at 12 pm ET.
CAN'T ATTEND LIVE? That's okay. You'll have access to the recording and the workbook after the session!