No Job Ad? No Problem!

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on May 14, 2012 in , , | No Comments

 

Employers are less likely to advertise a position for fear of being inundated with resumes.

Given that, how do you find a job? If you’ve been reading the blog for any length of time, or following me on Twitter, you know I advocate networking as the best way to land an interview. But how should you develop a network of contacts? Here are easy steps…

  1. Start with a list of people you know (relatives, friends, mentors, classmates, neighbors, coworkers, etc.), that list could be as many as 100 or more people.

Network Properly

Posted by Judy Anne Cavey on Feb 16, 2011 in , , , | No Comments

Networking is the single most important aspect of your job search.

Do you know how to properly network with connections?

Here are great tips from Rachael Zupek’s article, 10 Ways to Network Properly, excerpted from Katharine Hansen’s book, “A Foot in the Door”, originally featured on CareerBuilders.com:

1.) Know your purpose for networking. It sounds obvious, but job seekers waste their contacts time when they don’t really know what they want to do, where they want to work, or how the contact might be helpful to them. Think about what companies you want to target through networking and how you can identify connections that will lead you to those employers.