On Networking for Jobs

Statistics tell that 80 percent of jobs come from personal recommendations.  So networking is key.  What is networking and how can you get started?  Pollock speaks of the simplest networking even in bars or at the corner store.

Go to panels and meetups.  Especially interesting to go to meetups slightly outside your industry silo to broaden your connections.

He recounts an example of one meeting leading to another and to another and the productive results that came from that.

Have a specific question or topic in mind that can motivate a substantive conversation.

Volunteering can be an excellent way to expand your network.

Remember that everyone knows people in other businesses.  So even a banker probably knows people in TV for example, so there are always opportunities for growing your network.

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