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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER SEVEN

Level 1 conversations

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Getting past your fears and suspicions
  • How and where you begin
  • How to spot your level 1 contacts
  • The advantages of level 1 conversations

I JUST HATE NETWORKING

Most job hunters understand instinctively that there is great power in talking to people. They know, or have heard, that having conversations with movers and shakers is the most effective short cut. Statistically you are more likely to get a job through talking to someone you already know, or someone you should get to know. Talking to people of course isn’t the problem, the issue is talking to people you don’t know.

Most job hunters dislike the idea of networking. They fear the humiliation of asking for favours. They hate ...

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