Todayâ€™s Blog is written by Bob Steinman, Job Search Terminator
When you share your rÃ©sumÃ© with a friend, colleague, acquaintance, or for that matter, a headhunter, you have started a network.
People talk and people share, and best of all, people want to help. Think about it . . . if someone you knew asked you to look at their rÃ©sumÃ© wouldnâ€™t you do it? Sure you would.
Well, itâ€™s your turn to ask people (in person is best) whom you know â€“ even former employers â€“ if they would be good enough to critique your rÃ©sumÃ© and your job campaign. As easily, ask if they might know of any open positions, know of any places you might send your rÃ©sumÃ©, and if you might occasionally touch base with them throughout your campaign. If they do know of something, ask if you may use their name when you make that contact. A familiar name is a great door opener.
Your e-mail addresses, your social network, and family and friends can provide names for your networking. The more the better with one exception â€“ if you are presently employed and you donâ€™t want the boss to know you are looking, be very careful about who goes on your list.
About Bob Steinman â€“ For ten years, Steinman and his wife operated their own successful, one-on-one career development and outplacement business. He created custom campaigns for people who were unemployed, reentering job markets, re-careering, or looking to advance from stagnant jobs. Steinman has a degree in electrical engineering, and completed post graduate studies toward an MBA in Marketing. He became President of a high-tech manufacturing company at age 34 and held senior management positions in small (85 to 185 employees), technical companies over a 25-year career. He has been the recipient of many awards for outstanding volunteer work including being named to the â€œSenior Citizen Hall of Fame of the City of Cincinnatiâ€ in 2001. Steinman and his wife relocated to Louisville, KY in 2009 to be near family.
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