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I was speaking with someone as part of doing research for my newest book. Here were a few of the ways he was able to find work.

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I was doing some research for a for a book, my ninth book about job search, and I have been reaching out to people for ideas around networking and some ways that they found positions through networking.

I got a great response back from someone who's a PR strategist and he talked with me about a couple of different things that he had done.

He said, “I found several jobs by networking on my own. I've walked up to eventual clients at conferences and gotten their business. So again, walking up to a client. At a conference.

“I've been approached by several people on LinkedIn who wound up offering me jobs. In other words, a great LinkedIn profile attracted someone to him.

“I’ve landed new clients while driving them for Uber.” Catch that one! As an Uber driver!

A former boss called him again to work for him at a different startup. Again, the power of successful working and a very good networking in place

A former nonprofit client called for him to consult for his new employer. He concludes by saying, “Almost every consulting gig I have ever gotten has been as a result of approaching the client himself to offer services, in the absence of any posted job opening or from being approached by someone wanting to have him work for them.

Folks this is a wonderful example of the power of a network because it's not about whether there's a job posting. It is about how good a job you’ve done for others, how the value of your work is been seen and appreciated so that others want to come talk to you and they want to move you forward in their organization.

So, again, lots of different ways. Here are few, including the Uber driver approach that I thought you would enjoy


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