Rob's Top 5 Tips - Networking

The old saying ‘it’s who you know, rather than what you know’ still applies today.  Using your personal network is a great way of increasing your chances of finding work:

  1. People you already know
    Tell family, friends – old and new – and former colleagues about your job search. The more eyes and ears that are looking out for vacancies for you, the better.

  2. People you would like to know
    Use the internet to find businesses and organisations (eg trade associations) involved in the type of work you’re interested in. When making contact, explain that you’re not asking for a job but would like to speak to someone about how they got into their line of work.

  3. Widen your network
    When you speak to a contact, remember to ask them who they recommend you should speak to next. They might even introduce you personally to them.

  4. Keep in touch
    If you have made a new contact, send them a quick message to thank them for their time and any advice they gave you. Try to keep in touch with your network on a regular basis.

  5. Be prepared for give and take
    If you are able to support the people in your network, they are more likely to remember you and give you support when the opportunity arises.


Find out more

If you would like help with finding work, training or work experience, just contact Rob Friday today, by calling 0300 123 1745 or completing the form below.

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