Once you complete your job search package, then the next step in sequence in the job employment network process is to contact your job search network contacts. This is best done to expand your career job employment options and opportunities. The early bird gets the worm. Because your network members are certainly as well as statically the strongest source of job leads, they can form bridges and conduits to the perfect job- the career of your dreams.
What are the basic standard and accepted job employment as well as career networking guidelines to follow?
First it is always best to make an appointment to meet in person. Impromptu may seem fine and as well show that you are a person of great personal initiative – the type to get the job done, to go around roadblocks and obstacles yet experience has shown and demonstrated that overall appointments provide for the best results. No one is taken untoward. Both parties can prepare mentally and physically. Nowadays most corporate job placement is awarded as a “team” or “committee” effort. By making an appointment the authority that you care calling on can solidify any decisions that are too made. This way they can have the accurate and timely data that you want – that you have been awarded this job or perhaps an alternate position with the firm or organization.
What alternates are available to you if you cannot arrange an appointment within a reasonable time frame – or any appointment at all? What does protocol allow for?
If you cannot arrange an appointment personally then the next option in line is to simply make a telephone call. Briefly review your objectives – your job employment or career objectives and ask for recommendations when you make the phone call. Lassie it never hurts to ask. Most people feel rather gratified and indeed complimented when asked for their advice and the lessons of their experiences, especially in the workplace. If you think about it most people are always told to do something – this or that function or activity – few are ever asked for their input and certainly not the benefit or benefits of their experiences. It seems that only after our employment terms are over, and people retire does anyone seems to have great insights into their workplace, career and industry.
Why not benefit from those thoughts and well earned advice right now? It all comes down to asking in a sincere and genuine manner not only as a means of asking “Why or why not did I not get the job?”
Lastly it never hurts to send a thank you note. A physical letter is always best. Emails and faxes can be done – but they may seem superficial, an add on, impersonal and downright tacky and tactless. Be grateful for the help and input that you receive. Show sincere gratitude. Send a personal hand written note – either sent by mail or better yet personally. This shows personal respect while demonstrating that you are a person of honor, integrity, ingenuity and personal incentive. Who knows – it may result in a chance meeting of record that will propel you into the next phase and dimension of your career employment job networking strategy.