Monday, June 8, 2009

Too Nice Out to Job Search?

“Too Nice Out to Job Search?
By Alicia Pozsony, Editor PSG Newsletter

Someone said to me recently, “It’s too nice out to job search”. I agreed, but the more I thought about it, the more I contradicted myself. Throughout the week that followed, I quickly discovered that the places I visited and people I encountered were all good opportunities to network. I recalled one specific action that is key when networking: Help someone else so that they might remember you and repay the favor.

You never know who you are going to meet. So this summer when you are out and about, doing more activities, visiting outdoor places, festivals, carnivals and gatherings of friends and family, be aware of how you can be of help to those around you – where appropriate, offer advice, see if they are accepting of it, and welcome their paybacks to you later. Always have your business card handy.

Networking is the best way to land your next job, so even when the weather is cooperating and the sun smiles down on you, and remember you can still be active in your job search. Searching doesn’t have to end after time on the computer; human interaction is one of the best ways you can job search. Last month I wrote about Paying it Forward and May Showers and Spring Flowers and this month take time to smell the roses. Take a breath and know that things will improve, given enough time and initiative.Ω

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