vFive Quick Tips for Effective Networking in a Job Search

Networking to find a job is very effective. It works especially well when you make it easy for your network to help you. Here are some tips to do it for the best results.1. Start with your “natural network.” You have good friends, former colleagues, current colleagues you trust completely, and family members. These are the first people with whom you can network. They know you, you know them, it’s relatively easy to ask them for help. See below for the help you will request.Later you will branch out, contacting people you know less well and contacting people two or three degrees of connection away from you. I believe a successful networking meeting is one where you walk away with at least one more person to contact who could help you in your job search.2. Clarify what you want to do for work…

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