Create your own professional networking system that is appropriately prioritized, is efficient to manage and delivers results.
Creating a structured plan and process is vital to any successful venture, including managing your job search networking campaign. It is critical that you clearly identify your network contacts, develop a personalized networking plan, and build an administrative process to manage it all.
Before starting to create a two-tiered networking system, remember the most important concept underlying the networking process: Ask your network contacts for their help, not for a job. People are delighted to help, but few will have jobs to offer you.
These are the hottest prospects and people you know best—current and past colleagues and managers, vendors, consultants, and recruiters with whom you have an established relationship.
Process: Your initial contact will likely