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Career Corner: How to Make the Most of Your Career Networking Opportunities Part II

On Tuesday we discussed two tips for how you can make the most of your career networking opportunities. Today we are looking at 3 more tips for you:

3) Don't be shy – ask for the referral.
People are usually happy to help – and the worst they can say is no.
Remember… nothing ventured, nothing gained. Ask for that letter of
recommendation or testimonial. Have a list of names handy to write in
the "referrals" spot of your job applications – and be sure to keep
their phone numbers and email addresses up to date and on file.  

4) Follow up.
If someone refers you to someone who lands you paid work, a temp gig or
especially a full-time job, don't forget to thank the referrer with a
hand-written note of appreciation. Keep them in mind as someone whom
you may want to do something nice for in the future.

5) Most importantly, be yourself. You
want a job that suits your style, personality, and unique skill set…
right? The best way to find one is to just put it out there and see
what comes back.

Here's to having a career you love,

Hallie Crawford
Career Transition Coach