|Back to Back Issues Page|
Enjoy Retirement e-Zine, Volume 3 - Issue 17 -- Mine Your Network
May 03, 2011
Enjoy Retirement e-Zine
Volume 3 - Issue 17: 05-03-11Table of Contents:
1. Editor's Comments:
Welcome to the latest issue of Enjoy Retirement e-Zine. Our mission is to provide a fun, enjoyable experience to help you achieve your ideal retirement. This e-Zine is set to be a complement to our website Enjoy-Retirement-Jobs.com.
PASSION (uppercase only)
This password will change from time to time to ensure security to our free e-books.
Periodically, we will present a number new, thought provoking items for you to consider. We want to address, not only the income producing jobs one may want to obtain during retirement, but also the fun, satisfying non-paying jobs. Other aspects of retirement such as health, security, money, education and satisfaction of retirement life will be addressed.
There's an easy way to keep track of everything new at enjoy-retirement-jobs.com. Copy the link below and paste it into your Google Reader, NetNewsWire or your favorite feed reader....
If you use My Yahoo! or My MSN, head over to my home page and click on the button for your favorite Web-based feed reader.
2. Readers' Questions & Answers or Suggestions
We encourage all of our readers to ask questions about any of the topics presented or provide suggestions on areas they would like to have covered. Please use our Contact Us page.
3. 3 Ways to Mine Your Network
Whom you know is very important in your job search, just as what you know. Let's say that you have reached out to your friends, family and colleagues but have not found the right position. What do you do?
Find ways to meet new people
You have to find more contacts, even though that can be a scary process. Janet Civitelli, a workplace psychologist at VocationVillage.com, suggests that you start with the people that you know. Ask them to invite you to events where you can connect with others. Sometimes, just an introduction through an email or telephone call will work. Help your friend or colleague by letting them know what they can say about you and why you want to connect.
You could say "Mary, I would like for you to meet Jack. He is a IT programmer who has a great background working with startups."
Look for some mutual connections, such as, school alumni and professional groups where there may be a common thread to start a conversation.
People help other people that they are comfortable with. So you should try to establish a rapport with others by showing interest in their company and industry. Research the company and learn the language in an effort to help others with their needs.
As you first meet someone, it is better to build a connection that to ask for a job. It is not always about a sales pitch, more about being viewed as a colleague rather than a job seeker.
You could even ask for an informational interview by telling someone that you are considering a career in that field and you would like to gain some insight from them on that topic.
Getting over fear
Most people are nervous about meeting someone they don't know. One approach is to take a class or read a book about small talk. That skill can help ease tensions and be useful later.
“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
Have a great Memorial Day and remember those who sacrificed their lives for us.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR SERVICE PERSONNEL.
|Back to Back Issues Page|