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Just the Job! by John Lees

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CHAPTER TEN

Plan B – steps to take if networking is tricky

THIS CHAPTER LOOKS AT:

  • Strategies for sectors where networking is a weaker tool
  • What is your job called in other contexts?
  • Telling the story of your job
  • Three-step evidence

WHEN NETWORKING ISN’T THE ANSWER

You may want to take a more direct approach to the job market, cutting out or sidelining some of the stages in this book. That may be a valid strategy prompted by the kinds of jobs you are applying for.

While it’s always important to talk to people and ask for their help, there are sectors and types of work where it’s less appropriate or less effective to use networking. For example, if you’re trying to get into a graduate entry programme in a large organisation, you’ll have ...

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