Re: advice for the job hunt

Subject: Re: advice for the job hunt
From: jkajpust -at- concentric -dot- net
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 22:53:07 -0400

One thing that is mentioned in most job hunting guides is networking.
It's not a measurable skill like FrameMaker or C++ programming, but
don't discount its importance.

I'm not really good at it and it's really hard for me, but a few weeks
before I saw the opening for my current writing job I happened to be
at a Disney seminar taking some pictures for the job I was working
on at the time (which wasn't a good match).

I ended up sitting at a table with the HR group from my current
employer. While I wasn't actively looking for a job, I did leave them
with my business card and some small talk -- while it probably didn't
get me the job, it didn't hurt.

Talk to people you know (and don't know). Ask for leads and if
they've heard anything that might be open. Bring it up to your
hairdresser/barber, bartender, store clerk -- you'd be amazed at
where a lead can come from.

Good luck -- job hunting really is the pits....

Jim Kajpust - Personal Responsibility - Personal Freedoms
Michigan -


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