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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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43Networking

There’s more to networking than fishing out all the business cards you’ve accumulated over the years. Besides, exemplary networking is about quality of contacts not quantity.

Getting your network operating effectively is undoubtedly an essential component of the jobhunting process. In fact, outplacement consultants believe that as many as two-thirds of all job moves come about on the back of networking.

In one episode of The Simpsons Homer tries to get his boss (Mr Burns) to remember his name. Finally he resorts to writing ‘I am Homer Simpson’ on the wall of Mr Burns’s office, at which point Mr Burns walks in, switches on the lights and says, ‘Who the devil are you?’ Perhaps not the most constructive way to register your existence ...

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