The Importance of Career Networking in Job Searching
It involves using personal, professional, academic or familial contacts to assist with a job search, achieve career goals, or learn more about your field, or another field you'd like to work in.
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make sure you know who is who, where they work, and how to get in touch.
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If you do this when you’re not feeling needy, you wil...
You pop up now and again to your connections and acquaintances (old and new), without any obligation to follow up or see each other in person.
... is to put you into someone’s consciousness for a few minutes, and vice versa.
In cultivating loose-touch connections, know that your network won’t appear all at once; it takes steady, continuous work.
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Building a strong network is one thing, and keeping it strong is another.
But it’s not that difficult to maintain your relationships: sending a few email updates per year ...
Share updates pretty regularly in order to tell connections what’s on your mind, whether it’s your point of view on some industry news story, or just congratulating a colleague on a business win.
And by putting yourself out there, you’re taking regular small steps that could someday turn into an opportunity to take a bigger one.
It allows individuals to get straight to the point, and since many people use texting as a daily form of communication, you’re more likely to get a response.
The trick is to make sure you apply standard business etiquette, such as respecting business hours.
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