203,720 people laid off to date this year. More than 68,000 yesterday alone. “Bloody Monday” accounts for one third of all layoffs this month!
Last week I lamented not knowing what “the silver bullet” is… got some great comments. I can’t get networking out of my mind.
It’s not the silver bullet, but in networking, even building “intimate relationships,” magic happens.
Don’t think of networking as a transactional encounter. Think of it as a process whose value increases over time.
As your value becomes apparent to your network contacts you’ll find that you start getting leads and tips and ideas from your contacts.
It probably doesn’t happen on the first encounter, but as your “relationship capital” increases, you see more magic.
Neglect networking at the risk of making it through this recession, and the rest of your career.
(hint: whether you are in a job search or not, get on JibberJobber today, and start managing your relationships.)