Please Network in Advance

Every week when this email goes out, I’ll get a few emails from people I’ve never met asking me to put in a good word for them for one of the job openings below. I’ve never understood the logic.

Would you recommend someone you’ve never talked to? I didn’t think so.

Please don’t wait till you see a cool job ad before you reach out to people at organizations you want to work at. Start now – as in right now! – emailing or calling your friends and friends of friends to find people who work at your target organizations.

Build relationships before the job opportunities appear.

Then, when you see great job opportunities you’ll know who to call, what will excite them, and have an advantage over everyone in getting that job.

Good luck!