We are faced with unprecedented times which make it seemingly harder than ever to either find a new job -- whether you are currently working or unemployed.
You cannot rely on online applications. Statistics show that 70% of all jobs are secured as a result of networking--connecting with people who may not be in the position to hire you, but know people who might!
But simply contacting someone with an unfocused conversation, reciting your job history, and taking up an hour or more of their time-like most people will do-is a cringe-worthy endeavor. That's why many leaders resist taking networking meetings...And why many people hate networking for work...it feels like you are imposing and you're not sure how to really make the time productive.
Yet to be effective, you can accomplish everything you need in just 20 minutes with a specific protocol that will have your connections raving about you, recommending you to others, and maintaining a long-term productive relationship far into the future. And happy to take meetings with you!
The 20-Minute Networking Meeting
offers step-by-step guidance on how to make networking really work for you, and relieve your hesitancy. It will show you how NOT to make the mistakes that will sabotage your job search. Whether you are doing your networking online over Zoom or having a face-to-face meeting, those 20 minutes can change your life and make you stand out ahead of others who are stymied by the tepid job market during a pandemic.
Nathan A. Perez is an award-winning author, national speaker and executive career and job-search coach at Career Innovation.He brings to his clients a rare viewpoint on networking, job-search and career development. A formally trained actor with a BFA in Theatre, Nathan's 20-year career in the arts was supported by simultaneously developing a business career, which involved an inordinate amount of resumes, networking meetings and interviews in multiple business and industries. Utilizing that background, Nathan tied together his deep live audience experience with nearly two decades in the executive search industry, delivering webinars, seminars and guest speaking engagements each year on the topics of networking, job search, and career development.
Available on AMAZON The 20-Minute Networking Meeting