Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter talks about some of the people many forget to network with When job hunting.
This podcast is about some of the forgotten people to network with. People who know you, want to help you but, so often, people forget to network with and ask for advice.
The first category of people that individuals often forget about our former bosses or managers. You know, those people who watch to day in and day out performing your job. These are folks who are senior to you and connected to different folks than you. Perhaps, there networking expertise is something you should model yourself after.
Many of them have joint professional organizations and gotten involved. Many of them continue to have lunch with, dinner with, talk with former subordinates, former managers of theirs. They don’t do it to change jobs all the time but to stay in touch in case they need them.
This is something to model yourself after and a person you should reach out to.
The second category of people that individuals tend to forget about are clergy people. No matter what your religious group, the clergy have connections with (excuse me if I use the wrong term to describe how they might be referred to in your faith) their congregation, their attendees, their participants. They might know some of the professional needs.
To be clear, you’re not going to go to your religious leader and say, “I need a job. Can you help me? Please. Please. Please.”
But you can say, “in case you don’t know this, I’m in a situation room looking for work. You might hear something that makes sense for me and, if you do, please point that congregant to me.”
Another thing, whether it is your former manager or religious leader, you might simply ask whether they have any advice for you. Now the nature of the devices would be different from person to person and whether this is a religious person or a business person. The advice may be incredibly worthwhile.
You may think the advice you would get from the religious leader will fit but it may be the most important advice you receive in your job search.
Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
The skills needed to find a job are different yet complement the skills needed to do a job.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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