Networking? When should you?

Always. Always be networking (always be closing – but that is another post). Dakotta J.K. Alex brings up this very important point in this article about the secret handshake. The best way to avoid a painful job search is to have already laid the groundwork for an effective network. I know that I have preached and preached about this in my past blogging but I can’t stress the importance. Key points – identify past managers, co-workers, managers in other departments and develop relationships. You don’t have to be great friends but to keep in touch with emails or phone calls would’nt hurt. Also, be truthful – “Fred, as I am leaving the company, I want to get your personal contact emails and phone numbers. That way we can keep in touch. If you ever need a reference or even a contact, let me know. I know that you would be there for me.” How hard is this? Then set a reminder to email these key contacts every 4 months.



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