Getting the Job You Want by Talking to the Right People

Notice how I didn’t use the word “networking” in my title? I wasn’t trying to fool you like some sort of networking insurance salesman. But, and this is important so please allow me to raise my voice, but:

You’re not going to get the job you want by emailing resumes to job postings.

You’re going to have to talk to people. You’re going to have to talk to friends of friends. You’re going to have to get out and meet people. People, people, people, because emails don’t make hiring decisions.

So take a listen to Episode 5 of the Practical Lexicon podcast, and learn how to network to your next job – the job you want. Even if you’re an introvert like me.

Question for the Comments:
What kind of “networking” has or hasn’t been successful for you?

Other articles you may find interesting:
One Discovery, Two Decisions
Your Personal Board of Directors
The Elevator Speech

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Job Placement Agencies – A Quick Tour

Karl and I talk about local job placement agencies – how they work, what to watch out for, how to use them – in our fourth podcast on the Practical Lexicon