The age old wisdom we heard when we were kids and the same stuff we tell our kids ‘if you want a friend, be a friend’ is all the more compelling today. Why? The conditions of the current job market and the business climate that has impacted those jobs both cry out for a change. I counsel people every day to consider their efforts at building a personal network. Employment experts tell us that networking is THE way to get your next job. So, how does someone go about building that network.
It takes RELATIONSHIP. People help people they know and trust. Therefore, it is incumbent on each of us to carefully, yet boldly go forward and try to become the connection that someone is interested and willing to have in their circle of influence.
“If you need a contact, be a contact”.