This week, I was at an event and I was chatting with 3 friends, all of whom were in some stage of transitioning to a new job. My friends were sharing their stories about what led them to their new company and do you know what it all boiled down to? Networking.
Talk to a young job seeker and you are likely to hear tales of frustration with endless online job postings. Most young people have not been taught the skills they need to be successful. We help clients with more than finding their first job; we teach them how to build careers rich with opportunities in the years to come.
I've been spending some time on LinkedIn lately. Truthfully, it's long overdue. Some time in the last two or three years, the social media site added the endorsement feature. I've had the good fortune to been endorsed by friends and professional colleagues and I hadn't made the time to reciprocate. As a connector, I've always been careful about who I give a reference for or make a recommendation about. And so, with care, I'm in the midst of going through hundreds of contacts, identifying what I believe to be their professional strengths and giving them my own online vote of confidence.
What started out as a time consuming "to do" task has turned into a blessing.