Rochester NY Stake Employment Center

October 22, 2011

What to Do if Networking is Not Working

Filed under: Networking — Larry @ 12:27 pm

Sometimes, despite your best efforts at applying for jobs, looking for contacts to network with at companies, and doing everything else within your power to get your candidacy noticed, you’re stuck. What else can you do? It can take thinking outside the typical job search strategies box and being creative to get the attention of a prospective employer.

http://jobsearch.about.com/od/networking-tips/a/networking.htm describes some actions you can take to overcome this problem, such as:

– Show up on the doorstep of potential employers

– Ask your most eloquent advocate to call the hiring manager and give you a recommendation

– Ask everyone who likes you for job leads

– Use the call-email-call-call strategy

– Send more than a thank-you note after an interview

Check out this site for more information on these steps and for more information on job search networking.

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