Join Valerie Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Maintaining your social capital, part of Job Search Strategies.
We've talked a lot about networking for the job search and techniques to reach out.…Now we need to talk about maintaining those connections.…You need to invest in your network and think of this as a long-term strategy.…Nurturing relationships will allow you to make the request when you need them.…The focus should be on the quality and not necessarily the quantity.…There are a few key success strategies for developing a reciprocal relationship.…As part of your professional development strategy, you should keep a running…list of people to reconnect with and prioritize them in your outreach efforts.…
Think about not only how they can help you, but how you can add value to them.…Let's go over several ways to do this.…Keeping up with industry news is a great way to contribute to conversations and…keep your contacts updated.…This could mean scheduling a meeting to discuss changes to the industry or…simply forwarding an interesting article along to your contact.…This will show you have up-to-date knowledge and a true interest in your career.…
Along the way, discover smart strategies to match your interests with your search and manage your time in order to maximize results.
- Valerie's top five job search tips
- Determining which online job boards to use
- Posting your resume online
- Maximizing the impact of your profile
- Improving your visibility with a blog, workshop, or conferences
- Leveraging your network
- Establishing relationships with recruiters