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Debunking Networking Myths (Part II)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

(Note: This is the second part in a three-part series on networking, excerpted from our networking e-book "Stop Job Searching Start Networking")


Myth #2:  You need to know some heavy hitter or the Director of HR to network.

In order to network, you simply need someone – anyone – in the company to pass your resume on to HR.  It doesn’t need to be an employee in the department that interests you, and it doesn’t need to be a senior executive.

In fact, when I worked at Leo Burnett, I actually preferred recommendations from more junior employees.  Let’s be honest, the CEO’s country club’s friend’s daughter’s college roommate probably hasn’t been vetted by the CEO.  But the Account Executive’s buddy, who has worked at a competitive agency, is probably a much better candidate.

Just make sure you find someone at the company to pass along your resume.

 

So how can you make find people to network with at companies you're interested in? Find out tomorrow in Part III.


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