FUMC Marietta, GA- Church: Methodist, Local Church Service
Friday, May 24, 2013
Career Connections News
How to Find a Job by Getting Better Connected
If you have been looking for a job you may have heard the axiom, "It's not what you know, it's who you know that matters." Job or career networking is based on the idea that not only is it who you know that matters but what really matters is who who you know knows. And how willing the people who know who you know are to talk to you. Once you have made a connection with someone with a company you are interested in working for, the next step is to ask them not for a job but rather for an opportunity to talk with them. The conversation may lead to a job, but it is more likely to lead to more people to talk to.
The Good News and the Bad News
The good news is that you will meet and talk to someone who works for a company you would really like to work for. The bad news is that you will have to repeat this process a few or a good many times before you find a fit for your job or career aspirations. Along the way, you will develop relationships, contacts, and connections that not only help you, but serve as a great resource for friends and contacts in your network.
Want to Learn More?
If you would like to learn more about networking and connections, join the MFUMC Career Connections Group. The group meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in room 224. Coffee and refreshments are provided.
What You'll Want to Bring
You'll want to bring your "elevator pitch" about yourself, the three target companies you would most like to work for, what you are doing and plan to do to pursue these companies, and what type of help you need right now. Of course, you are welcome to join us to see how it works and participate to the degree you are comfortable.
Sign up to join the career connections@mfumc group:
Receive regular updates and invitations to meetings and special events
Our Recommended Reading List:
Over 40 Job Search Guide - by Gail Geary (10 strategies for making your age an advantage in your career)
Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 3.0 - by Jay Conrad Levinson (How to Stand Out from the Crowd and Tap Into the Hidden Job Market using Social
Media and 999 other Tactics Today)
You're Better Than Your Job Search - by Marc Cenedella & Matthew Rothenberg (creators of The Ladders - tips for working with recruiters and job boards
Coach Yourself to a New Career - by Talane Miedaner (7 Steps to reinventing your professional life)
48 Days to the Work You Love - by Dan Miller & Dave Ramsey (preparing for the New Normal)
Naked at the Interview - by Burton Jay Nadler (tips and quizzes to prepare you for the first real job - for college grads seeking employment)