8 Networking Tips For Job Seekers

Whether you’re unemployed or would rather play in traffic than go to your current job, use these effective networking tips to help lead you to a better, higher-paying gig.

By Zack Zeigler

8 Networking Tips For Job Seekers be surgical

#2. BE ‘SURGICAL’ AND DIRECT
You’re at the networking event to get something from someone who is in a position to give you an assist — a new job opportunity, advice on a new career path, a valid excuse to wear a tie, etc. So don’t clam up when it’s time to speak up.

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“Be direct and specific with what you’re looking for,” Manciagli advises. “Don’t just rattle off your résumé, explain what you plan to do moving forward.” Also, work the room. Networking is a numbers game; the more people you talk to the more chances you have to score a follow-up meeting.

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