Photo: Huffington Post Video
In the hunt for employment, one’s connections have long been recognised as an invaluable way to get a foot in the door.In the Huffington Post’s “Becoming Fearless About Work” video, featuring women at the forefront of their fields, author and journalist Jean Chatzky urges the unemployed to seek out these contacts, and sign off the web.
“If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you gotta get off the computer,” says Chatzky. “We have this perception that hiring is online these days. And it’s not true. Connections are made in person.“
With an endless sea of career and networking sites to choose from, it can be easy to forget the importance of reaching out to a person or company beyond a resume drop or e-mail.
Chatzky reminds us that the most successful job seekers are those that understand the importance of putting a face to a resume and express their interest in person.
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