Improve Your Network

As I discussed in Where the Jobs Are, other people are the most helpful tool you have to finding your next job. Maintaining a solid network of contacts, of people who are willing to help you out, may be as important as any other area of self-improvement. You might have the best skills, but they’re not much good if you can’t find the job you want. A good network will help you find the job you want and sometimes even get hired.

Getting a job is about who you know and what you know.

Your skills and personality may win you the job once you interview, but you have to get the interview in the first place. Having a rich set of contacts is twice as likely to get you that interview than any other approach. (Refer to the study ...

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