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Be on Top of Your Networking Game

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Did you know that at least 60 percent of all jobs are found through networking?

With today’s technology, it’s easier than ever to build a wide net of professional connections. But it still comes down to face-to-face and interpersonal relationship building – turning to friends, family, colleagues, college alumni and anyone else who might assist you by generating information and leads. Find the right balance of online and in-person networking, and you’ll be well on your way to landing the job of your dreams.

Tips to Follow

Use these helpful tips to widen your net and make real networking progress:

Prepare specific questions.

People can’t help you if they don’t know what you really want. Prepare specific, concise questions to ask your contacts when you meet them. You’ll find that people are much more likely to offer valuable feedback as a result.

Write down your strengths and strong points

List all the unique assets you could bring to a prospective employer. Then, you can practice your “elevator speech” and other message points so you’re ready to use them when the right time comes.

Go to events

They offer opportunities to quickly grow the number of connections you have in a relatively short period of time. If you’re shy or introverted, bring a good friend or volunteer to work at the registration table where you can greet people as they walk in. Bring business cards and a pen.

Be memorable

Think of ways that your personal brand separates you from the crowd, like interesting stories or unique experiences, which you can share with new contacts.

Be yourself

Don’t try to be the person you think others will like. Just be you – the best, most professional you possible. Human beings enjoy talking to, and only genuinely relate to, other human beings, not false personas.

Use the internet

Visit discussion boards to interact with career professionals and other job seekers. Optimize your LinkedIn profile and your full social media presence.

Provide value

Realize that everyone online and at networking events is looking for opportunities to further their own businesses and careers, just like you are. Be ready to provide others with value. It can be something as simple as a recommendation or a small tidbit of advice. Better yet, be a connector. Once you begin building your brand, you’ll find you know lots of people who would benefit from talking to one another. Make it happen by writing an introductory email.

Take notes

After meeting someone, jot down notes. Take it a step further by creating a networking spreadsheet including names, contact information, and follow-up plans and ideas.

Follow up

A great way to show your professionalism and courtesy, and leave a lasting impression, is to write a follow-up email, thanking your new contact for their assistance. Use specific information from your notes to make it personal.

Have realistic expectations

If you really want to get your name out there, be prepared to suffer some setbacks – and be ready to rebound. It isn’t easy to build out a big, robust network. But it’s well worth it in the long run.

As you fine-tune your networking and other job search skills, turn to the experts at MedicalPros Recruiting + Staffing for career counseling and a full spectrum of related services. Since 1994, we’ve established ourselves as the leading healthcare recruiter in the Northwest. Contact us today to learn more.

 

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