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Getting A New And Better Job The Power Of Networking

Feb 2, 2008
"I heard it through the grapevine" in the world of job search and employment placement is "I got my new and better job through the power of person to person job networking". Developing a large personal contact network is the number one source of job leads.

In the employment field as well in the Human Resource department field that 65 % of all jobs are identified though career and employment networking. Getting your ideal job is in essence a "numbers game". The more people who are aware of your job career employment search, the more real solid leads that you will obtain.

The goals of job search networking should be to make as many people as possible aware of your job search , make a very good impression, seek job leads and referrals to others who can possibly be of help and as well seek as many good, helpful and relevant career and employment networking solutions along the path of future employment.

Networking is the top source of job leads because employers prefer to hire people who are referred to them personally though networking. In essence, the larger your job career employment search network is, the greater your odds are of finding someone who knows or can introduce you to a viable prospective employer. It is similar to buying lottery tickets to win the big one. "You cannot win if you do not have a ticket". And the greater your number of chances , or people in your network , then the greater your chances of success , or in this case getting the gainful employment of your choice , and advancing in life - be it financially , up the corporate ladder , or placement to position with greater personal job satisfaction or better , more likeable or agreeable management..

The question often arises - is not this whole process a bit self serving. ? Are you being self centered or simply using other people for your own self centered purposes?

If you take the time to summarize life - we get most things in life, of value, through other people. Unless you are living as a hermit ,whether it is your car, your home, your groceries, your children or your education and family - all come in the end from your interactions with "other people".

Employers seek good employees and future employees for their positive attributes and results that they can bring to their company, business, firm or organization. As long as you are sincere in your desire to help the firm move along the path of its chosen business goals in a sincere helpful manner this is perfectly moral, acceptable and just plain proper. For both yourself and the firm it is a win-win situation. The firm is seeking good employees, you are willing to bring your advanced skills and attributes and apply them to the firms needs wholeheartedly and fully. The firm benefits and prospers in an ongoing profitable manner.

What could make more sense - both in a simple, honorable and substantive manner? You bring to the table your valuable skills which you apply to the firm's benefit on a regular and consistent basis. You obtain regular employment, career advancement and satisfaction. The employer benefits in terms of the benefit of your skills, your determination and dedication, enhanced profitability and hopefully better morale. In most cases you will have higher levels of job and career satisfaction along with better pay levels.

In the end it all comes down to a win-win situation for both your career and your employer.
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