August 13, 2016 at 9:11 am #1356JeffAltmanCoachKeymaster
Here I talk about a few of the people job hunters usually forget to network with during their search.
This video is about some of the forgotten people to network with. People who know you, are willing to help you, but people forget to connect with and ask for advice.
The first category of people that individuals forget to network with our former bosses, former managers. You know, those people who watch to day in and day out and know what you are capable of. These are people who are more senior than you and connected to other people than you. Often these people have networking expertise that you should model yourself after. Many of them of joint professional organizations and gotten involved.Many of them have lunch with, dinner with, meet with former subordinates and provide them with mentoring as the career develops and evolves. They, too, stay in touch with former managers of theirs, not to change jobs but to simply stay in touch.
This is something to model yourself after and the person you should reach out to.
The next category of people that individuals forget to connect with are clergy. No matter what your religious group, the clergy have a connection with their (excuse me if I use the wrong term for your faith) congregants, their attendees and might know some of their professional needs.
It isn’t like you’re going to go to your religious leader and say, “I need a job. Help me! I’m desperate. I needed a job.”
You can go to them and say, “in case you don’t know this, I’m looking for a job (or I’ve been out of work for a while. I’m looking for a job). If you hereabouts anything, I would love to hear about it.
Another thing, whether it’s your former manager or your religious leader, ask them if they have any advice for you. Will be different depending upon whether this is a religious leader or a secular individual. That advice maybe quite worthwhile. You may not think your religious leader will have something valuable to tell you. However, what they say may be the most valuable advice you receive in your job search.
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