Networking - What Is It?
Webster’s Dictionary: 1967 Definition:
1. The exchange of information or services among
individuals, groups, or institutions ; specifically : the
cultivation of productive relationships for
employment or business.
2. The establishment or use of a computer
What it is NOT!
All About You
Collecting Business Cards
Collecting the most Names on LinkedIn
90% of jobs are NOT Advertised!
(Forbes Magazine April 13, 2009)
75% of GOOD jobs are obtained through networking!
(2007 Harvard University Poll)
The unemployment rate only tells
“part of the story”.
Unemployment Rate US Avg. 9.6%
Franklin County 9.2%
High Prospect Industries for Ohio
25% Projected Growth over next 10 years:
Individual and family service – 25,200 new jobs
Home health care services – 22,800 new jobs
Management and technical consulting services – 13,800 new jobs
Community care facilities for the elderly – 13,400 new jobs
Computer systems design and related services – 13,300 new jobs
Offices of other health care providers – 7,100 new jobs
Residential mental health facilities – 6,400 new jobs
Outpatient care centers – 6,100 new jobs
Activities related to real estate – 5,400 new jobs
Activities related to credit intermediation – 4,600 new jobs
The manufacturing industry – nationally 10.6%
In Ohio, manufacturing industries projected to
decline more than 25%:
Iron and steel mills and ferroalloy manufacturing
Rubber product manufacturing
Other nonferrous metal production
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing
Household appliance manufacturing
Glass and glass product manufacturing
Companies ARE hiring!
We just need to find them and be available
for them to find US!
GET IN THE KNOW!
Newspaper – Unemployment Section & Articles
Professional Services YOU Use
Tell Them You’re Available!
Cup of Coffee
Ask what they need
Who do you know?
Who do you know that is hiring?
Title or Industry
Who do you serve?
Funnel Down To Bite Size Pieces
In Central, Ohio
Company less than 500 people
Specializing in Senior Living Facilities
Career Coaches are telling their clients:
Go to the library!
Ask how to use Reference USA
Ask for the Corporation Manuals
Review Business First - Book of Lists
Search for books on Career Passion
Ask for a list of classes – for everything!
Pick it up
Ask for time
Leave voicemails -short, but informative
Pest / Predator
Your message on your phone – upbeat!
42% - Employers use social networking sites for
35% - Employers research social networking sites
when considering a candidate for hire.
Electronic Business Card File
Invite People Into Your Network
Ask for Introductions
Ask for Recommendations
A Must for professionals!
Short, bite-sized updates of your life.
What are your doing?
140 Characters Max.
“Preparing for Networking Presentation at
Westerville, Ohio Library, Thursday,
September 24 at 2PM. See you there! ”
Connection with friends/family
Original users – ages 18-25
52% of users are now over age 40
Job seekers are posting questions
Keep it CLEAN!
Job Market Today – Be Realistic
Ask for Help
Build Your Industrial Rolodex – Be Active!
If you know you SHOULD
Then ask yourself,
“If I had most of the answers, WOULD I?”
COULD comes from knowledge, desire and
the passion to make a change.