The Suck Less JOB SEARCH BLOG
I think I'll try that later. That sounds good, maybe tomorrow. I should do that sometime.
Take an action that moves your search forward right now...this moment.
1. Go to http://Linkedin.com
2. Go to your account on Linkedin and open your Connections located under My Network
Reach out to your Connections in a different way, a more powerful way. You need to expand your network and you never know who can change your search, who can hire you or introduce you to someone that needs you. Most of the time people will reach out to their connections to see if they know of a job. The answer is going to typically be NO. So, that sucks. Or, folks will reach out to their connections to see if they know someone at a specific company. Again, you may get a hearty, NO. Or, they may know someone and then are tasked with the job to reach out, make the intro...it's a little work but it's still work. They probably won't do that. So, that sucks.
Instead, make it easier and more powerful. Do this.
3. Right now, reach out to ten people that you know well on Linkedin. Send them a message (copy format below). Use the subject "Amazing People". That subject line creates curiosity...we all love AMAZING PEOPLE!!! When you ask to be connected to amazing people you are really asking to be connected with CONNECTORS, people that are engaging and attract a lot of interesting people...people you want to meet. The power of your network is based on the number of CONNECTORS you have. You can never have too many Connectors. People love connecting people. It's a fun and simple win. Now, instead of asking your connections if they know of someone at a company or if they know of a job you and getting shot down you now have a very easy play to get a simple and quick response to someone you need to meet and explode your network.
4. Voila! You are capturing them in the moment. They think about the Connectors they know. They can simply shoot you an Inmail back. You can even add a piece to your Inmail asking them just for the names of Connectors in their network and you can take it from there. However, it's always best to get those digits.
I make an effort to add two Connectors to my network every month. That's it. What does it give me? I get three new clients and seven C-Suite decision makers per Connector. That's pretty sweet! Try it.
PS What other massive actions can you take today and everyday to get the job offers you want? Stuck? Schedule a chat.
I am just a guy standing in front of a job seeker asking them to let me help them get hired.