Here’s a great book about the power of networking — for all job-seekers!
by Quintessential Careers Associate Publisher and career expert Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., author of Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates and co-author of Dynamic Cover Letters — which combined have sold more than 110,000 copies — as well as author of numerous other career-related books, e-books, and articles.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Foot in the Door Table of Contents
Part One. Networking: What, Why, How, Where, and When
Chapter 1: What is Networking
Chapter 2: Why is Networking So Important?
Chapter 3: How to Make Contact
Chapter 4: Who Should be Part of Your Network?
Chapter 5: Where to Network: The Top 50 Networking Hot Spots
Chapter 6: When to Network
Part Two. The Nitty-Gritty of Networking
Chapter 7: The Psychology of Asking for Assistance
Chapter 8: Contacts Beget Contacts: Getting Your Network to Work for You
Chapter 9: Networking for the Shy and Intimidated
Chapter 10: Networking Etiquette
Chapter 11: Sell the Sizzle: Advertising the Product (You)
Chapter 12: How Networking Really Works: A Week in the Life of a Networker
Chapter 13: Networking in the Diverse Work World
Chapter 14: Ducks in a Row: Keeping Track of Your Network
Part Three. Networking in the World of Web 2.0
Chapter 15: Networking Visibility and Branding
Chapter 16: Searchability and Your Online Presence
Chapter 17: Business and Social Online Networking
Part Four: Informational Interviewing… the Ultimate Networking Technique
Chapter 18: What is Informational Interviewing? [Editor’s Note: Learn more in our Informational Interviewing Tutorial.]
Chapter 19: How to Find and Choose Interviewees: Network, Network, Network
Chapter 20: How to Set Up Informational Interviews
Chapter 21: How to Prepare for an Informational Interview
Chapter 22: What to Ask: 100 Great Questions to Choose From
Chapter 23: How to Maximize the Interview Experience
Chapter 24: How to Tack and Analyze Your Informational Interviewing
Part Five. Next Steps: Using Networking and Informational Interviewing as the Launch Pad for Your Job Search
Chapter 25: The Fine Art of Following Up with Networking Contacts
Chapter 26: How to Use Name-Dropping Referral Cover Letters
Chapter 27: The Needs-Fulfillment Cover Letter
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