I just came back from a session that Tory Johnson ran. It was her Women for Hire conference in New York. Tory is an expert on recruitment and does special stories for Good Morning America on career issues. The career fair that Women for Hire ran was directed to women out of work and looking for jobs. Tory shared some important insights such as:
Get savvy and put yourself on twitter, linked in, and facebook. You’ll be able to make lots of contacts that way. But don’t relie on the internet. Volunteer strategically or take an internship where you can gain new skills and meet new people.
Keep networking and attend many events. Even if your shy (which is the case for most of us), make alot of contacts. She also talked about creating a job club…getting people together who are in your position so you can support each other.
And ask for help…we all need it. Don’t make excuses for reaching out for yourself. People can always say no. Keep up the good advice Tory….