The quickest way to get a job is with 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. The quickest way to get a job is to get rreferrals from people you know. It’s called “networking” in job search parlance.
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 the quickest way to get a job, getting referrals is where it’s at. Companies get thousands of resumes. Yet bosses feel safer hiring candidates recommended by people they know.
When a mutual acquaintance endorses you, an interviewer might overlook a soft spot on your resume and give you a break with some on the job training. You’re not treated like that when you walk in cold.
So remember: It’s who you know, sweetheart. And check out a related post, Networking for jobs.
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