Chapter One
Everybody Knows You Need to Network
Virtually all experts agree that networking is an essential part of job hunting, but there is much less agreement on the most effective way to do it.
There’s no doubt that networking can help you conduct a better job search and find a better job—if you can find comfortable and effective ways to network. It looks to me like a lot of job hunters are not entirely comfortable with networking or not sure about the most effective ways to do it. Which is why I decided to write this book.
My name is Orville Pierson, and my job is helping people find jobs. I have spent most of my life doing that. I have worked privately with hundreds of individuals from the day they decided to find a new job until the day ...

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