Kevin Willett compares networking for yourself to networking for business.
I love to speak to job seekers about using business networking in their job search because I truly believe your next job is coming from a networking connection. However, I am always surprised when less than ten percent of the group takes me up on my offer to help them.
If you are a job seeker you can send me your resume (as a word document please) and I will share it on the Friends of Kevin website, post it on my social media sites and use my contacts to help you find a job. In the last two years I have placed twenty five people. My friends, what do you have to lose by letting me help you?
One of the comments I receive all the time is “Kevin it is awkward to ask a complete stranger to help me”. My friends, to me, trying to find a job is like trying to grow your business. Most people attending a networking event are asking complete strangers to do business with them, so in my eyes there is no difference.
I have seen a few articles lately about the power of loose connections to help you find a job. People are often surprised when someone they casually know reaches out to them to help in their job search. That is the power of business networking.
By not attending events, you are missing out on your chance to form those connections. Also please don’t attend just once or twice and stop coming because it didn’t help you find a job. Just like when you are networking for your business, please give people time to get to know, like and trust you. I think you might be surprised by the results.
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Kevin Willett is the Author of One Connection How you can grow your business (and change the world) one connection at a time. The business networking book is available on Amazon. Purchase One Connection on Amazon