Using Relationships to Find A Job
With the downturn in jobs, many people are turning to employment agencies and the internet to find jobs. While these sources are definitely an important part of the job hunt, another source of hope is the people around you. Difficult as it may be, it is important to reach out to others during this time.
Making contact with at least ten different people each day will help you land your next job. These contacts don’t have to be hiring managers or human resource directors. By letting your pastor, friends and acquaintances know what type of job you are seeking, you will increase your chances of getting it. Don’t be afraid to ask your buddy to give your resume to their boss or HR department. Companies love inside referrals.
If you are trying to enter pharmaceutical or medical sales, think about people that might have contacts in this industry. Perhaps your physician, pharmacist, dentist or veterinarian might know a salesperson that you could contact. LinkedIn is also a great networking tool that can help you reach other professionals.