Does networking mean thrusting resumes at total strangers and expecting them to give you the private numbers of important people? Or spamming online discussion groups with your request for job-hunting help? Building a job-hunting network starts with investing in relationships and understanding the points of view of the people whose help you are requesting. Without reciprocity, networking efforts will fail.
- Introduction: A Networking Case Study
- The Key Idea: Offer Help Before You Ask For It
- Advice And Connections: What Can Networking Do For You?
- Dig The Well Before You’re Thirsty: Who Do You Keep In Touch With?
- Engaging Potential Contacts: Why Should They Help You?
- Follow-thru: Networking Is More Than Collecting Names
- A Thank-you Puts You In Top 1% Of Job-Hunters
- Improve success during information interviews.
- Expand the scope of networking activities.
- Be the person contacts want to hear from again.