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Chapter One Everybody Knows You Need to Network 11
Chapter Two Systematic Job-Search Networking 23
Chapter Three Networking Myths, Misunderstandings, and Dumb Ideas 45
Chapter Four Real Networking and How It Works 63
Chapter Five Your Total Network Is Bigger Than You Think 83
Chapter Six Plan Your Job Search-and Your Networking 111
Chapter Seven Your Personal Networks and How to Use Them 133
Chapter Eight Build Your Professional Networks 171
Chapter Nine Networking Tools and Advanced Strategies 209
Chapter Ten Moving From Networking to Interviews and Job Offers 239
Well-planned networking is designed to move your job hunting from networking to interviewing to job offers. This chapter is about putting it all together-and when to stop networking and start interviewing.
About the Author 255
Posted February 1, 2010
Orville Pierson is the senior vice president of an international career services company, so he clearly knows about job hunting. He lucidly illustrates how job seekers can maximize the relationships within their circle of contacts to reach all-important "decision makers." He also directs readers to unlikely networking sources they might not normally consider. Pierson explains that, when it comes to job hunting, the Internet is both a blessing and a curse. Although the Web may expose a job hunter to more opportunities, odds are that any given résumé - along with thousands of others - can get swallowed up in a bottomless pit. The prospects are nearly as grim with print or online classified ads - particularly when job competition is fierce. Networking, Pierson says, may offer the best opportunity to find work or career advancement. Many people have landed good jobs by initiating conversations with friends, casual acquaintances or former colleagues. getAbstract praises Pierson's systematic, strategic approach to networking. As he says, it doesn't guarantee results - and it does require time and perseverance - but today's job seekers need every available weapon.
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