Today, I’m excited to share with you a fantastic guest post from my colleague, Founder and CEO of CareerHMO, J.T. O’Donnell. J.T. is dedicated to helping job seekers from all walks of life to land their dream job and an important aspect of what she coaches them on is networking.
In this video, J.T. explains how not to become a networking nuisance and the number one tip she offers is relevant to all networkers in every part of the world–not just those who are networking for the purpose of finding a job.
So, take a few minutes to watch the video and if you or anyone you know is looking for a job, I highly encourage you to check out the CareerHMO website and all of the free videos on their YouTube page–the educational content they offer for job seekers is some of the best I’ve ever seen.
By J.T. O’Donnell, Founder and CEO of CareerHMO
I was speaking to a group of job seekers recently about the “new rules” of networking and the following question came up:
“I’ve connected with a lot of people and they’ve all been very helpful in giving me advice and answering my questions. Some even agreed to meet with me for informational interviews. But now, I just don’t know what to do next. I can’t ask them for more help, and I don’t know how to keep the networking going. What can I do to keep them engaged without them feeling like I’m nagging them for help in finding a job?”
This is a common problem job seekers experience. Nobody wants to be seen as a “networking nuisance.” Especially people looking for work, since networking is the number one method for getting a job these days.
What’s the answer? It lies in the scales of justice.