(Closed) Networking help!

posted 7 years ago in Career
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I definitely used networking to get my current job – here’s what I did, not sure if something similar will work for you?

First, I’m on LinkedIn, and try to connect with people after I meet them, while I’m still fresh in their minds.

Second, I joined a professional organization in my field. Even going to a couple meetings as a non-member can open doors, if you can’t afford the membership dues.

During one of the lunch seminars for the prof. org., I sat next to someone who managed the department I wanted to get in, at the company I wanted to work for. As part of the program, we had to swap business cards and do a little extra networking. So I called her to meet for coffee to discuss what we do and get to know more about each other. Then, when a position opened in her department, I sent my resume to HR and emailed her to get more details about the position. We met for coffee again to chat about the position and it turned out she was the hiring manager.

Yay for networking!

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