Each week, more than 100 job seekers gather for job search training, networking and encourage- ment. We meet from 9:00-11:30 am. First timer? Please read this and plan to arrive by 8:40 am.

7/6 & 7/13: No JSN meeting, summer break.

Guest speaker, Monique Maley, founder of www.Articulate Persuasion, spoke on Influence and Persuasion: How to Command a Room.

You really had to be there to fully grasp her great advice.  If you have a chance to hear her I recommend you don’t miss her.  Some points were: It’s all about them and not you, be clear and concise in communication, build trust and credibility and your presence is felt: be relevant, memorable and confident.

Scott Uhrig of Whiterock Partners, an executive search firm focused on executive positions for high-tech companies will be speaking.

  • Most jobs are found through networking (80%)
  • The best jobs are found through networking (Networking results in the highest quality jobs, most satisfying jobs, jobs in which people stay the longest – Mark Granovetter)
  • Less competition than “applying” for posted jobs

How would your describe your current approach to your job search? If you were describing your job search to a good friend, what would you say?

What has been the hardest part of your job search?

Do you have a target list of companies? If so, how many companies are on your list?

Do you have a target list of people? If so, how many people are on your list?

If you manage to escape the seduction of the online job sites, you might discover that 80% of all people find jobs through networking (and it’s likely the percentage is higher for knowledge workers).

In the late 1960s, Mark Granovetter, a PhD student at Harvard, decided to try to figure out how people find jobs. His research confirmed what we already know – that most people find jobs through networking (Granovetter’s research and the research of others he cites put the percentage between 60% and 90%). Interestingly, not only did most people find jobs through networking, but networking led to the highest-quality jobs, the most satisfying jobs, and the jobs in which people stayed the longest.

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