JOB SEARCH TIP #21: Use your network to learn about a potential employer.

3 Jul

I worked with a gentleman recently who had targeted a specific employer. He was a good fit for the job, and had an additional benefit to help his search—he knew someone who already worked there in the same job who was willing to be an informal coach.

His coach provided him a lot of insight about the company, leadership and opportunities. He also provided one additional important bit of information—the salary range.

Thankfully, the range was within his expectations. When the recruiter called for the first interview she inquired about his salary expectations, and he was able to give her a number that was within the range.

She forwarded him on for another interview.

This is one example of where a networking contact can be extremely helpful. If you’re not networking you’re losing out on chances to advance your search.

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community and a handout. This content is free: https://www.thetablempls.com/jobresources

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