Networking for Jobs...We let Mikey Try it...And he Liked it!Published on February 27, 2011 By: Marjorie Kavanagh
Would you like to see how networking for jobs can work for you?
It only took Mike, a sales executive and Panoramic client, 24 hours to land an interview and establish two solid working leads while leveraging his LinkedIn connections.
Ready for the ride? It was as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Panoramic sent inmails to select LinkedIn contacts inquiring about possible connections in the widget industry (fictional industry for client privacy). A contact immediately responded and requested to review Mike's resume.
Result: Mike is scheduled for an interview with the owner of the widget company. "We're considering several opportunties for Mike." from Tony, the Widget Company Owner
2. Together, Panoramic and Mike sourced jobs listed on Linkedin and not only find several matching positions, but more importantly determined that Mike had a 2nd level connection to a job through a classmate from Rutgers University.
Result: Mike is scheduled to speak with his classmate to arrange a direct referral to a widget company.
3. Another of Mike's contacts has a 1st level connection to a prime, first choice for Mike, widget company.
Result: Mike's connection is working with Mike to secure him a job interview.
Mike made fruitful progress within one week of establishing a LinkedIn profile and 24 hours of networking - And so can you!
It's not enough to be "on" LinkedIn, use it as a tool to support and/or direct your job search.
(This events desribed here are true, however all personally identifying information is fictionalized for the privacy of our clients)