Job Networking Strategies From a Former Executive Recruiter That Work
Networking is at the heart of executive search. It’s how executive recruiters find great candidates for their clients, and many recruiters spend most of their time doing it.
You may not realize it, but when you’re networking for a job, you’re doing the same work as an executive recruiter. You’re just doing it in reverse. The recruiter has a job and is looking for candidates. And you’re a candidate looking for jobs.
You may not realize it, but when you’re networking for a job, you’re doing the same work as an executive recruiter. You’re just doing it in reverse.
In this multi-part series, I’ll share some of the key networking insights I learned as a senior recruiter at a top 20 executive search firm. You’ll learn how to apply strategies and methods used by professional recruiters to build and maintain the powerful networks that are the basis and value of their business.
Once you're aware of the concepts most executive recruiters already know, you can begin to apply them to your own networking strategy. You’ll be able to build confidence, overcome procrastination, and make the progress you’ve always known is necessary to realize your career goals.
The Networking Strategy Series
In eight posts, I'll address some of the most common challenges I see my clients facing and provide perspective based on lessons I learned as an executive recruiter.
- Overcome Your Fear of Networking
- Start By Targeting the Right People
- Make It Easy for People to Say Yes
- Ensure The Time You Spend Networking is Worth It
- Still Procrastinating Your Networking? You Might Need a System
- You Don't Need to Feel Guilt About Your Networking
- Build Confidence by Setting Attainable Goals
- 3 Things You Must Have for Your Job and Career Networking
In the next post
In the next post I share the harrowing details (at least to me) of my very first days as a professional networker. It may be some comfort that you're not the only one who's been reluctant to make that first contact.