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04/30/07
Job Search Strategies: Social Networking
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking
Posted by: site admin @ 10:43 am

 FROM         VC
TO                Dan
RE                Join my network on LinkedIn


Hi Dan,
 
I got curious about this website when you
mentioned it in PfLAGS. I see it as part of
extending my network.
I like LinkedIn because the setting is a
professional one.  And I foresee that
somehow in the near future, people
that I am “Linked In” might be able to
help me find a job.

You are a great resource person and I
thought of adding you.

 
Thanks!
 
VC

 



Hi VC,
 
Nice to hear from you.
 
Please let me ask simply, what do
you wish to gain by using LinkedIn?
Specifically…
 
It is both from a what’s in it for me
perspective as well as what you see
it doing for you.  [I currently use it
for specific objectives and have
successfully
used it in the past. 

Wondering are there better uses…]

 
Dan

 

One Response to “Job Search Strategies: Social Networking”

  1. site admin Says:
    Hi VC,

    Been thinking about social networking,
    goal-setting and ’straight-out’ top
    performers.

    They are linked.
    1. Initiative Top performers exceed
    expectations. Just doing your job is not
    enough. Top performers do their own job
    well and then perform well in areas that
    exceed the job description. They help
    other people
    and projects, take and
    manage risks and see a project
    through to the end – all in arenas that go
    beyond their job duties.

    2. Networking Top performers don’t
    think of networking as something to do
    once a day at 3pm or when they need
    a job. For them, it’s a constant. Nothing
    is a complete waste of time because
    you can always meet someone, talk
    to someone, or help someone. That
    last piece is important – networking
    is as much giving as taking. There
    is an inherent humility in this way of
    life; they can’t get what they want by
    acting alone.

    3. Self knowledge Knowing how to do
    your job is expected. You need to know
    how to manage your relationships,
    your long-term goals, and your personal
    development. This is not a one-time
    goal, this is a life commitment to very
    regular self-assessment. And this is a
    commitment to soliciting and accepting
    outside input, because it’s impossible
    to know for sure how you appear to
    others.

    4. Kindness Average workers see the
    world from their personal point of view.
    Top performers

    - have exceptional empathy and act on it:
    - are good followers because they know it’s
    important to help leaders be the
    best they can be, too;
    - can give the right message to the right audience;
    - can get an accurate big picture by
    looking and listening to the people
    around them.

    The interesting thing about top performance
    at work is that it actually demands that you
    be the person you want to be anyway.
    Being a good person, seeking
    self-knowledge, and taking responsibility
    for where you’re going are probably
    key pieces of your core belief system.

    So you truly do not need to stray from
    your idea of a good life in order to be
    wildly successful in your career. You
    work hard to live up to the values you
    believe in, find the right balance
    between authenticity and adaptability,
    know yourself and your goals very well.

    Dan

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