When it comes to networking, most people start by sending their resume to their friends and colleagues, and telling them they are looking for a job. You are essentially saying, “Help me find a job. Here’s my resume.” This is the worst thing you can do. The reason is you have now lost control over the networking process. When the phone doesn’t ring what do you do, go back and pester your friends? Good networking is based on developing rapport and providing value back and forth. Key Tip #1: People respond much better when you ask for advice versus asking for a job. You would start your networking by identifying 20-30 companies you are interested in. One example would be reaching out to your network (LinkedIn is great for this) and stating, “I am considering positions at Bank of America. Do you know anyone who can share what it’s like to work for them?” Key Tip #2: Did you know if you join groups in LinkedIn you can e-mail other members for free? So, search for groups in your industry and join them. Another good networking example in this area is, “I have 9 years of experience and success in pharmaceutical sales and want to transition to medical device sales. What challenges do you think I face and do you think this is feasible?”
8 Ways You're Being SHUT OUT Of The Hiring Process
1-hour workshop to help job seekers figure out what's getting them tossed from the hiring process
September 28, 2022
Are you terrified of screwing up a job interview? Does the thought of writing a cover letter horrify you? Are you scared to network with others? What do you even say, anyway? If you're struggling to overcome your job search fears, this live event is for you.
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!
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