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Re: The time to start networking is before you lose your job
Subject:Re: The time to start networking is before you lose your job From:Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:27:19 -0500
Thats very good advice, and a good reminder. Thanks Julie!
On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:19 AM, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I've heard from several former co-workers in the past couple of weeks
> who have started networking after being laid off or having their hours
> cut. All of my mailing lists have posts asking for and dispensing job
> hunting advice. Yesterday I had an IM from someone who has been
> looking for work for four months and was just setting up their
> LinkedIn account and adding connections.
> So, I just thought now would be a good time to remind people that the
> time to network is *before* you lose your job. I pop into LinkedIn
> every week or two to see if I can find one or two more people to add
> to my network. I send the occasional "What are you up to?" e-mail to
> my closest friends from previous jobs, just to keep in touch. I
> always reply when former coworkers IM me, even if it's only to chat
> for a few minutes before begging off to attend a meeting (real or
> imaginary). There are plenty of social networking tools out there
> (LinkedIn, Facebook, MySpace, blogs) that you can use to job hunt.
> The trick is, to build up your network before you need it.
> Probably stating the obvious, but that's my specialty. ;-)
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