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Hiring managers want job candidates whom they know they can trust. That is why they prefer candidates who come through personal referrals.
Referrals have a 50 percent chance of getting an interview, while non-referrals have only a 3 percent chance. Referrals or internal candidates fill up to 80 percent of jobs.
Networking is not just talking to strangers - it is also initiating career conversations with your existing acquaintances.
Keep these questions in mind: Can your siblings, neighbors, friends, hairdresser or other regular contacts describe your aspirations and particular expertise in one or two sentences? Can you explain theirs?
Networking with the people you already know shouldn't be diffciut.
Be curious about their goals first. Ask, "what's one goal you have for this year?" Most people will ask you the same question in turn. The conversations can lead to brainstorming or introductions.
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Match your gestures to your words.
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Everyone's got a different background, everyone's got a different set of knowledge, and it's our job to explain the information in terms that they already understand.
As you start to explain, ask questions like "Is this making any sense?" And don't worry too much about whether you're telling the audience something they've already heard before.
Focus on the bigger picture, instead of explaining in length every nitty-gritty detail, which people will find hard to absorb.
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