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Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter encourages you to look beyond LinkedIn with your networking efforts.

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For most of you, you have gotten lazy and use LinkedIn as your exclusive networking tool. . It doesn't do enough for you to have the interpersonal communications that are necessary for people to trust that they can refer you.

Yes, you can collect lots of information from LinkedIn; however, it is hard to do. The relationship building, you need to do.

Here's another way of doing it.

When I think of networking, I think of meeting people person to person. 1 of the best ways of doing that is with Meetup groups. Finding Meetup that relates to your area of interest in your geographic area of choice. Attend some meetings. Participate. Talk to the person who runs the MeetUp. You develop a relationship with them. Be friendly.

Suddenly, in a few months, people want to help you. That's really what the networking is all about-- connecting with people so that they want to help you because they like you. They trust you. They believe that you know what you claim to know so they refer you.

When all is said and done, LinkedIn is great. Don't neglect MeetUps. They are a terrific way to make the connections that are necessary in order to get yourself in front of firms.


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

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1300 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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