CSN – 07/20/20

This week’s Topic: Don’t rely on old processes for 2020 Job SearchBump into your referral agents (influencers) on social media to stir them up for a referral conversation.
Bump into the people on social media before you cold call.
Participate in online engagement programs to discover new connections
Get into good open conversations with people relevant to your goals
Reach out to speakers you meet in public/private events
Strike up business conversations rather than I need a job conversation (needs analysis)
Spend less time sending out resumes.
Look for ways to get into a Zoom Call (face – face Virtual)
No more Fax?
Don’t lean on yes/no conversations.

This week’s Interview question: Why are you leaving your present job?Pandemic
Assignment ended
Contract employee, ended & no work
Completed what I was hired to do, change in leadership, direction changing,
I went back to get my Dr.
Use spin answers with recruiters & when networking.
Pull insights from them so you know which way to spin.
Use words/phrases relevant to the business goals.
Spin is really another way to redirect the conversation.
Give up the fight that you should not be fighting.

What are you doing this week to move your self forward in your career journey?
IE – Targeting businesses of interest via networking and some open positions, 2 interviews this week.
WB – Researching target companies and networking into them, targeting remote work, (Sales & Marketing Support role)
RK – Networking with multiple people every day, Focused on virtual/online instruction work
SR – Stirring up weak ties with Networking, researching for new companies. Go online at library, business information – Reference USA or Hoovers, D&B – build alist of companies

This week’s challenge – Experiment with bumping into people on social media to stir up an opportunity for a conversation with a referral agent or hiring manager.

Author: tlburriss

I am a Networking Strategist and LinkedIn coach and Trainer. I live by my personal edict, "Networking is finding, developing and nurturing relationships that mutually move people forward thru life." I want to help people become better Networkers and better LinkedIn users focused on their business and career goals.