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Twelve Weeks to a New Job: A Proven Guide to Networking

  1. Your Passion Fuels Your Progress.  (Know your VALUE to Perspective Employers)
  2. People want to help. (Tell them how)
  3. Be Focused. (Be focused on Sectors, Companies and Industry Experts)
  4. Your Objective. (From all meetings get 2 names and greater sector knowledge in that order)
  5. Tenacity Wins. (How did you do this week?)
  • Source names from HAPPEN members, ex-colleagues, consultants, customers and alumni
  • Be organized from the get-go.
  • 4-5 calls are often required to get a meeting
  • Your behavior and determination demonstrates your value.
  • Set a target for face-to-face meetings and hold to it.
  • Phone calls, association and group events – important but don’t count.
  • Under 5 face-to-face meetings means you aren’t serious about finding a Job.
  • 5 to 7 meetings. You are beginning to show interest.
  • 8 to11. You are taking this seriously; you average 2 meeting a day.
  • 11 plus. You are a superhero.
  • Remember the prize –10 mtgs/week x12 weeks = 120 mtgs = Many Job Opportunities
  1. The More you help others the More help you will receive.

* This summary is courtesy of Gordon Orlikow, Senior Client Partner, Korn/ Ferry International http://www.kornferry.com/Bios/GordonOrlikow