Where To Find A New Job
with Bob Beaudine, author of
The Power of Who
you lose your job, you start looking for a new one usually by
That's going to faceless websites, handing out business cards
to strangers and sending letters to people like myself, "Dear
Sir, To Whom it May Concern, Dear Recruiter" and of course
"Dear Recruiter" is an oxymoron and it's not working
Bob Beaudine, author of the book The
Power of Who, says what really works if you want to find
a job is to call your friends.
Let's just take
a perfect example; you have a friend who's down for the count
(you love this person) - my question is this, "If I asked
you for help would you help me?" (and we're friends) Why
would you deny me the same joy as helping you? See the reality
is our friends actually will, we're pre-wired to want to help
to understand, says Bob, that when a perspective boss meets
you there are four questions going through his head.
I know you?" Two, "Do I like you?" Three, "Do
you understand my needs?" And four "Are you the best
for me in my particular situation?" So let's look at the
first one, "Do I know you?" Wouldn't it be smart for
me to know one person who knows the decision maker? - because
testimonials, endorsements and references are the biggest allies
So if you need
a job, Bob says, you should tell everyone you know.
I tell people
that you got to - you have a community of friends that you've
developed over many years through love and unconditional giving
that will actually come to your rescue here who will actually
introduce you to people. What most people don't know over eighty
percent of all jobs are placed by one friend.
I'm Mike Carruthers and that's Something You Should Know.
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