Avoiding a HUGE Networking Mistake

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses a huge networking mistake most job hunters make.

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hi I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and
I want to speak with you today about a
mistake too many people make when they
do networking now people all know the
importance of networking you got to get
out to the people that you know you want
to get referrals it's also the mistake
people make is they think of you make
one phone call that's enough in point of
fact you know I'm not saying they do
this every day I'd be obnoxious and I'd
hate it you hate it if you got those
calls regular but think in terms of what
it's like to be the recipient of the
request now you hear from your friend
I'm looking for a job this is what I'd
be looking for if you happen to hear of
someone what can you provide me do you
know of any firms or people i could
speak with it might be able to help me
well or you know however you want and
language it one of the mistakes people
make and i think this is a very big one
is they think if they can if they make
one call their network is activated
they're out there working for them now
suddenly they were aggressively out
there making phone calls for you trying
to get you interviews and it doesn't
work that way after all you go to the
doctor and people say do you know a
doctor and you know not out that we're
filling your doctor to people are you if
some recognize that the normal course of
action is you may have to make two or
three calls to people to get them
motivated and get them active working
for you every other week for a while
just to check in with them have them
here you a healer voice that may be
enough of the trigger to get them
thinking for you you know when you call
you might just simply say hi how are you
and that reminder when they say so
what's going on with you it's you know
I'm out there trying to get some
interviews I've been stumbling a little
bit I'm learning as I go how
you want to talk about yourself had some
a good interview so far had some bad
interview so far you know definitely
could use some more I don't know if you
might know someone who works for I've
been trying to get into that firm or
know if you know someone who's involved
with fill in the blank and that kind of
a phone call will go a long way toward
getting people to think about you not
just one phone call but it has to be a
second and a third call because human
nature is is to forget that I'll be
blunt about people forget and by staying
in touch with people in your primary
network they'll start referring you to
people in their network that you don't
know and since that the statistics are
seventy percent of jobs are filled
through networking and seventy percent
of those positions are filled by
introductions to people who you didn't
know at the beginning of your job search
you need to get the people that they
know who you don't is this jeff open
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take care


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2200 episodes.

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