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Super Secrets of the Successful Jobseeker: Everything you need to know about finding a job in difficult times by Simon Gray

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Chapter 5: Effective Networking

In Chapter 1, I discussed ‘attacking from the high ground’ – setting the scene for battle to guarantee victory. Imagine if you could avoid engaging the enemy directly and use other people to fight your battles for you – how good would that be? I watched the film Gladiator the other night, starring Russell Crowe, where the opening scenes are of a brutal battle in a forest. Russell Crowe’s character, Maximus Decimus Meridius, is fully embroiled in the blood and guts while Caesar watches comfortably and safely from afar. Who would you rather be? I’ll get back to this later!

We all have an idea or a notion as to what networking is and what it entails. For many people it’s the thing they know they should be doing ...

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