The quickest way to find a job is through networking—getting a little help from your friends, associates, and family members. So if you’re searching for work, make this slogan your motto: It’s who you know, stupid.
When you’re out of work, cut to the chase. Get a job faster by networking which is getting referrals from people you know.
You know more people than you think. So make a list of them. While it’s okay to tell your contacts about your job loss, make it clear you don’t expect them to know of any openings. Just ask, “Who do you know that you think I should be talking to?” That’s how you get leads or referrals to other people who might be in a position to either offer you a job or introduce you to someone they know who can help.
When it comes to how to find a job fast, getting referrals is where it’s at. Companies get thousands of resumes. Yet bosses feel safer hiring candidates recommended by people they know. That’s why an interviewer is likely to overlook a weak spot on your resume and give you a break with some on the job training when you’ve been introduced by a mutual friend or contact. You’re not treated like that when you walk in cold.
So remember: It’s who you know, sweetheart. You might be interested in checking out this related post: Networking for jobs.
It’s important for job hunters to learn and apply proven networking techniques in their search. All it takes is a minute of your time to learn game changing techniques in the chapter titled. “Networking: the Quickest Way to Get Interviews” in my book, Your One-Minute Job Finding Coach. Order now from Amazon.
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