Thursday, November 15, 2007

Day 15 - Rejuvenate Your Contacts!

National Career Development Month!

If you are thinking about making career changes or just need a lift to get you over the job stress for the next few months, connect with an old boss, a former colleague or fellow professional.

Keep in mind that networking actually begins way before you are in the market for a new job or career.

Remember also that networking is always a two way street and maintaining contact with you former colleagues and other professionals is important. It's not just about what they can offer you, but what you can do to help them.

For some great networking tips, check out the following:

1. The Riley Guide
2. Quint Careers
3. Los Angeles Chinese Learning Center - Article by Carl Reid
4. Career Journal

Great book on Networking:
Masters of Networking; Building Relationships for Your Pocketbook and Soul
By - Ivan R. Misner, PhD & Don Morgan MA
The book is a collection of stories, ideas from well known authors, successful professionals and entrepreneurs.

3 comments:

evelyn said...

definitely a good time to do this.

Marianna said...

This is so true. Reconnecting with someone you haven't seen or spoken with in a long time is good for the spirit.

Sometimes, we get so wrapped up in our lives that relationships just fade into the past. Pick up the phone this week and call someone you haven't spoken to in some time.

The surprise & delight in their voice will make your heart sing. And, that's good for everyone!

Marcia Robinson said...

Marianna,

You are so right. Tis really the season to do that.

Marcie