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6. As an employee of "Brand Me, Inc.," act like you're self-employed when you seek a new job. Market yourself as your most important product.
7. For entrepreneurs, public speaking and publishing are tantamount to building expertise in public eye. For job seekers, doing same can attract attention to YOUR expertise, hopefully leading to meetings with potential hiring authorities.
8. Remember that everyone you meet has potential to lead you to your target. Most people are only three to six degrees removed from person with whom they need to connect.
9. Networking gurus have polished 30-second commercials. Practice your "elevator speech" so it sounds natural and conveys right message in a succinct way.
10. As you network, be authentic. No one likes a know-it-all any more than a wallflower. Be yourself and be real. Above all else, remember your manners. Thank those who help you.
Meg Montford, Master Certified Career Coach and Career Management Fellow, partners with executives and professionals to help them make friends with change to effectively manage their careers. Contact her through: www.abilitiesenhanced.com.