In a recent ERE.net newsletter, Recruiter Mike Nale authored “Progressive Referral–Base Networking: five things to remember when building your contact list.” Read the full article if you want an inside look at what recruiters are doing to find top talent.
In a nutshell though, Nale advises levering a network by …
––following the latest trends. Notice the list where recruiters look for candidates … the majority are NOT job boards.
––creating a plan, and then working your plan. My advice would be to extend this to your career as well.
––branding yourself. Candidates are more alike than they are different … so what is your difference? It’s not “what” you do, it’s “how” you do it and the resulting impact.
––maintaining a global network. In our mobile world, never discount who might be able to assist you.
––exercising Giver’s Gain. You will reap what you sow.