Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter explains the most important reason you should be out networking.
Today, I want to talk with you
about the most important reason you want to be doing networking.
There’s the most important reason why you should be doing networking, not just simply while you’re looking for job but after you are in a job, after you are settled in, why you should continue to network after you are onboard.
You won’t need much of a resume if you are doing great networking. Let me illustrate.
Often, when you’re sending out resumes, you have to tailor your resume to every single role and demonstrate a fit for the position because no one knows you. As a result, you have to “thread the needle” in order to get interviews.
Don’t believe me? How many resumes of people sending out for which they never get a response because in no way, shape or form to they fit the requirement.
What networking will allow you to do is to be slightly off target. It will allow you to overcome the objection someone will have where they say, “Gee, this person’s resume doesn’t look like it fits,” and allow someone who knows you to advocate for you and say, “Not the case. He does have this experience.” “She knows what she’s talking about on the subject. She is in a surround this.” “He knows this material called.”
In this way, you are able to overcome objections because you have an advocate for you. Having than advocate for you, not just simply from the referral perspective but from the vantage point of overcoming initial objections is a huge advantage for job hunters.
So I want to encourage you to build your network, support your network, work on building and enhancing a network after you join you next firm.
Do you really 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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