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In a job search, focus is often placed on who you know. These individuals are usually included in your professional or personal network. Hopefully, you have contacted them, sent them your resume and informed them of your current job search.
It’s also important to make a list of who knows you. These are individuals who may have been clients, customers, classmates, association leadership, teachers, coaches, mentors, or past competitors. It is often the people who KNOW YOU and your capabilities that can advance your search. Too often, these individuals are not included in your personal or professional network.
Your success in your job search to a great degree is dependent on the people you know and the people who know you. These are the individuals who can open doors, make contacts and often get your resume to the top of the proverbial stack. When you are referred to a hiring authority by someone else you automatically have a great competitive advantage.
Take time today to make a list of people who know you and your capabilities. Research contact information or if your information is dated, reach out to them utilizing social
media sites. This will improve the results you are experiencing in your job search.