Just as salespeople always ask for referrals to new clients, career advancers remain on the lookout for new contacts. Whenever someone mentions that they have a friend or relative in your industry, ask follow-up questions such as, “Where do they work?” and “Are they happy?” The person might respond, “Why don’t you ask them yourself? Here’s the number.” You have now uncovered a networking opportunity that can lead to job tips and other useful information.
Do you have to take minutes of meetings, jot down telephone messages, write long lists of tasks from your manager, and remember those on-the-fly comments? Can you do it quickly? So many of us take notes and yet have no structure or system for writing them....Click here to find out more.