You can’t get noticed until YOU speak up ! NO one intimidates ME ! Be known as the GO to EXPERT !
Design and build a network tailored to your career objectives.
Establish connections to hiring decision makers, thought leaders, consultants, and other authorities in your field who are asked to recommend candidates for openings in your field. How? … Request introductions from a mutual contact to individuals who are aware of inside leads to the jobs you want.
Targeting a specific company? … The best way to access openings is through an employee of that organization! He/She can introduce you to the appropriate decision maker and also personally recommend you.
Reach out to key industry figures, authors, speakers, academics, etc. who are relied on for talent recommendations.
Most authors, speakers, or leaders are not overwhelmed with praise for their achievements. The rare person who does reach out with a compliment is intriguing and valued . A great way to start a new relationship is beginning a dialogue about an online posting, presentation, or webinar.
Nurture the relationship and emphasize two–way communication once you are connected.
Networking is not a transaction–based experience but a long term investment developing meaningful and credible relationships. Maintain networking contacts regularly. It’s awkward to reach out when you are needy. It’s important to stay in touch by exchanging ideas, information, and leads outside of job searching… Those who are best connected are least likely to be looking for work
“ I'm a money man with a plan: I make sure the money keeps flowing when your income stops. (pause) Somewhere along the line, for one reason or another, you will no longer be working. My plans insure that individuals and their families are prepared for that day when it comes. (another pause) Let's review your plan to make sure the money flows unabated. I'm Mark Twain with MML Investors Services.”
Communications Specialist … For every dollar earned by the company, one is lost because of break-downs in communication. (pause) My role is to make sure these break-downs never happen. The messages I design always reach the audience and cause the intended effect. My name is Rashad Bayramov and I am a specialist in external and internal communications. I am happy to talk on how your business can save its dollars by communicating effectively.