TEN COMMANDMENTS OF NETWORKING
(Greatly Abbreviated Version)
Observations about each:
||Do not ask for a job
||Focus on BUILDING your network
||Always attach your resume
||FORMAT your resume for impact in 15 SECONDS!!
||Update, Update EVERY 30 days
||You must be “top of mind” with your network
||Use a list of target companies . . .
||Make it easy for contacts to think of introductions
||“As you requested” for updates to search firms
||First words to get through screener
||Track all contacts on spreadsheet
|Don’t miss follow up contacts when you committed
||Position yourself as “willing to relocate”
||MORE opportunities, but you must be credible
||Track your “hits” to measure performance
||How are you doing?
||In interviews be brief & in “consulting mode”
||Be curious, show interest in THEIR isssues
||Always have a positive attitude and offer to help
||Comment on past employers only in positive terms