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12/16/08
Networking. Holidays and job searching
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Recruiters, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 8:24 pm

Dear Dan,

I thought of a question for you.  Two
summers ago there was a symposium held
at the university inconjunction with “W”
{company name withheld}.  I introduced
myself to a contact and sent my resume
in the spring.  He said he would send it to
hiring managers.  It did not lead anywhere.
Is it appropriate for me to send him an
e-mail wishing him happy holidays and
updating him on my status and checking
if any positions have become available?

Should I attach a resume to the letter to
the contact at “W”.

Yours truly,
L

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Rules of thumb for LinkedIn (From answers to
questions on LinkedIn)
1) Connect with all of your old friends
and associates.  Be careful to invite
people that you have relationships with.
2) Join your college alumni, work, and
special interest groups.
3) Answer people’s questions in the
forums and make meaningful
discussion posts.
4) Include links to your work online
or blogs.
5) Wait until relationships are


confirmed or develop before asking

for a job.  Contribute first before asking.
6) Use your email folder to scan

discussion digests quickly.  Search for

“group members” to group the emails

together.

Suggest you contact the “W” person

via LinkedIn and invite him to join

your network.  Wish him happy holidays

mentioning the significance of your

previous meeting and his presentation.

Hope this helps.

Dan

One Response to “Networking. Holidays and job searching”

  1. site admin Says:


    Alina Tulgend’s column on shortcuts on
    networking added some thoughts job-seekers
    might be alert to:

    - treat job hunting like a job
    - learn to say things crisply and briefly
    - vary the ways to get in touch with people
    - set up achievable goals, 3 contacts a day, vs. 20
    - if you have been at it for a while, take
    stock are you projecting a “you really
    would not want to hire me” attitude
    - listen to the messages you are being
    given - be nice and courteous to everyone

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