Monday, May 10, 2010

Getting Started Networking

I wrote recently that networking was a part of your Modern Resume, but what does that mean? How do get started?
Here’s a short list of things to do to get started.
  1. Make a list of people that you have worked with and get along with.
  2. If you don’t have contact information for these people, check and see if they are on Linked In, Facebook, Plaxo, or somewhere else.
  3. If they are, connect with them.
  4. If they aren’t move, make a mark and set them aside for now.
  5. Contact one person that you knew well, and initiate a conversation. If you can have coffee, lunch, etc. with them try, but reach out, and try to stay connected.
Networking is about keeping a bond with people in your career. It can be a friendly bond.  That’s it. Even if you’re not looking for a job, just make a small effort to keep in touch with people that you know.

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