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Networking While Working January 26, 2017

Posted by robewanow in Job Search.
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Networking (job search) while employed is perhaps one of the most difficult things to do well.  You work eight or more hours a day then come home to attend to other personal business and then try to find the time and energy to send out letters requesting a networking meeting and maybe leave enough time to relax with your family.

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Maybe you are off to a networking event of some type right after work which of course will require some additional activities such as “thank you” or “nice to meet you” notes.

Then there is the question of actually meeting with people with whom you have secured appointments.  Your available time is limited to early morning meetings say before 7am which very few people are able to accommodate, lunch time or immediately after work.    Certainly you cannot line up a networking meeting every day of the week because of your other responsibilities so you are further limited to perhaps 2-3 days a week where you can really advance your networking activities.

What’s a person to do?

With the job market heating up and more opportunities to move on to the next big thing I am sure many of us may face this opportunity (dilemma).

So I ask, what is your suggestion?  How would you manage your networking activities to support a job search while gainfully employed?

I’m waiting for your answers, use the comments section below so we all can benefit from the wisdom of others.

Until next week….


6 Simple Words for Networking Excellence September 22, 2011

Posted by robewanow in Job Search.
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The key to successful networking can be summed up in 6 words.

  1. Who
  2. What
  3. When
  4. Where
  5. Why
  6. How

For example:

  1. Who do you know here?
  2. What do you do for a living?
  3. When did you start your current position?  When do you plan to…
  4. Where do you work?  Where did you grow up?
  5. Why do you say that?  Why are you here?
  6. How bout those Yankees?  How long have you been a member?

There you have it you are now a networking expert.

Until next week….

PS the subject of last weeks job post received and accepted a job offer as a result of the interview she had after our meeting.