Quick and Quintessential Career & Job Tips
Job-hunting tips from the November 22 2004 issue of QuintZine.
The Elevator Pitch a 30-second or so description of you your Unique Selling Proposition and the type of job you seek is a well-known networking tool. Here courtesy of Career Masters Institute are several sites and articles that outline how to develop this key piece of communication:
“Think about it” writes Corcodilos. “You just met an insider with whom you have shared ideas and who has given you a look at his business. You’ve just initiated a professional relationship with a manager who knows other managers and good people in your field and in other companies. You have opened the door to a new mentor; to a new network of great contacts; and to new help and advice.”
Corcodilos goes on to say: “Consider that most jobs (70 percent or more) are found and filled through personal contacts. Consider that it’s tough enough to get an interview or to find a qualified job candidate and that every interview represents a highly-filtered highly-qualified personal contact. If you lose touch with that person you’ve squandered a resource that you simply cannot buy. Nowadays we all worry so much about filling a job or getting an offer that it’s easy to lose sight of what really matters when we meet others in business: new friendships.”
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