• Thu. May 26th, 2022

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You’re Out of Work So Network

When you are out of work, it is the perfect time to network. Don’t keep your job search a secret. Share this information with your network so they can help you to find the perfect job.

African American woman with a serious look on her face and the words "You're Out of Work So Network"

Today is all about using your networks both in-person and social to find new sources of employment.  If you are serious about finding new employment, it is important to use all your resources. This is not a time to be shy. Instead,  shout your accomplishments to the rooftops and let everyone in your circles know you are looking for employment. You may be surprised to find out the resources that people will put together for your benefit.

I am dealing with this issue personally now.  My business is slow at this point so I started looking for employment in order to earn extra income until things picked up. I told my friends in the real world and several of them asked for copies of my resume to pass on to people they know. I told my friends on various social networks. Several of them have referred me to different opportunities.

If life happens and you find yourself in need of employment, reach out to your networks both in person and virtually to get help. Tell your friends you are looking for work.  This is important because they may have friends who know about openings that may be of interest to you. Let your Facebook and Twitter connections know you are looking for employment and ask for leads to opportunities. Use your LinkedIn connections to seek opportunities and advice.

If you want to read more about succeeding on the job search, check out:

Commit to Taking the Job Search Seriously By Updating Your Resume – It is wonderful to commit to taking the job search seriously by updating your resume. Click here to read more. 

Be Grateful for Your Job Even When it is Time to Go – when it is time to move on, still be grateful for the job you had. Click here to read more.

Also, check out our Confidence Tip of the Day YouTube channel for hundreds of videos on creating the confidence you need to succeed.

When speaking with those in your network about potential employment opportunities be gracious. Do not get upset if you seek employment with someone and it doesn’t work out. I had one Facebook friend tell me to ask another one about a position in her company. I contacted the Facebook friend who was a woman I had met once and respected. After two weeks I still had not heard anything about the position.

I sent the woman a message asking about the position. In my voicemail, I told her that even if I was not the person she ultimately chose to fill the opening, I wished her and the successful candidate every success. This was not idle chit-chat. I actually hope that she finds the perfect candidate to meet her needs. It is my sincere hope that she is able to take her business where she wants it to be.

It is important for you to have that type of attitude. Every job opening is not the perfect job for you. But you must still be gracious and kind to those who do not hire you. Why? This is because you reap what you sow. If you want people to be kind and gracious to you, then you must treat other people the same way. In addition, once you find satisfactory work and the job search is over, you will want your networks to remain intact.

It is wonderful to have a network of friends in both the real and virtual worlds who can help you find employment. In order to have your networks want to help you, you must be a friend to those in your networks. So, the question for you this wonderful day is, are you the kind of person people want to have in their networks?

4 thoughts on “You’re Out of Work So Network”
  1. You are an amazing person and I know personally and through stories that you are a wonderful person to have in a network of anything! Networking works.

  2. I work really hard to be the type of person people want in their networks. I pass on opportunities to others, and share things that I hear about because if it wasn’t for someone doing the same for me, I wouldn’t have a job now. Actually, with the job that I have now, I asked about it. I found someone that seemed key in the organization, and was patient, reminding her every once in awhile that I was still interested. It didn’t work out exactly when I wanted, but I actually got the job at point when it was RIGHT ON TIME.

  3. I am not a natural networker, but I know the importance of networking so I am working to get better.

  4. Networking is always a great thing to do. I have met so many wonderful people and have established valuable connections all because I got out there and gave networking a try. I’m really bad at it, but I’m working on it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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