Besides attending networking events, what is the best advice one can get about meeting with those who can help in getting your name mentioned to those who work where you would like to begin your career?
I attend various chamber events and meet with many individuals but I would like to know how to use my time wisely. Should I be attending 3 events a week or should it be 1 that is geared directly for business?
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Linked has been awesome for me. Search for recruiters or HR professionals at that business and send requests. Consider sending an email before you apply. Get them on the phone if you can. Ask what they are most looking for and adapt you cover letter and resume to that specific job. Do not apply for every job, this can be a negative at HR. One guy in my company applied for 97 jobs and wasn't qualified for all, this means HR will start over looking you. Answer you phone, avoiding texting about jobs, set the tone you are serious and want this position. If you get an interview know the company, ask questions about them so they know you are truly interested, many applicants do not do this. Learn the star interview process. Have prepared answers to basic questions. Then you are 5 steps ahead. Good luck!
You may want to leverage LinkedIn. You can locate people who work for the company you are interested in and send them a message introducing yourself. Most people are happy to help if they can.
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