a network of contacts and learn how to get connected with
the right people.Chances are you’ve
already developed the basic skills of networking without even
knowing it! How do you find our what movies are hot? Where
do you find a good mechanic? How do you register for a course?
What’s the latest gossip? The answer is obvious: through
word of mouth, advertising and research. This is done by:
The same steps
can be used when looking for a job! First things first…
get organized. Use these tips to get you started:
to friends and family,
through the newspaper,
on the internet,
- You need to
develop a list of people and companies to contact. Start
with names of people and companies you already know. You
many want create a list to record the steps you’ve
taken. Researching companies on the internet can also be
quick and easy.
your list is complied, you need to choose a method of making
contact for each person or company you have listed.
Remember, the more people you contact the better your chances
of landing a job.
- Develop a green
thumb. Networking is like planting seeds in a garden. In
order for your network of contacts to grow, you will need
to nurture your garden. Therefore, with proper care, or
in this case follow-up, make sure to send them a note thanking
them for their time