In my years of coaching individuals through the job search, I have worked with a wide variety of individuals. Some eagerly engage in networking, some try to avoid it. Eventually though, everyone learns of the importance of creating, maintaining and nurturing a network in order to grow their careers.
Whether you are currently in the job search or happily employed, keeping that network healthy and active is critical. I’ve worked with too many people who’ve ignored their network but suddenly find themselves laid off and looking for a new job. They feel so uncomfortable about reaching out to people when it’s time to ask for help. My advice is always to keep your network active, continue to help others and karma will reward you when it’s your turn.
I’ve identified the 5 top mistakes people make and share them with you here.
If you’re stuck and unsure how to begin networking, Andrea offers a 2-meeting package to help you establish a networking strategy with tips on where to find those connections and how best to engage. Schedule a complimentary 30 minute call with her to explore the options by clicking HERE.
Whether teaching a class about the job search, or working with a client individually, I frequently compare the job search to finding that right relationship. People laugh initially, but start to pay attention as I continue to explain.
Andrea's passion is to see you achieve your professional dreams. Whether you are a corporate leader seeking leadership development for your employees or an individual seeking guidance in building your career or preparing for retirement, she will coach you to success.