Monday, June 18, 2012

"Career Success? Depends on Who You Know","

This is one of those phrases that has proven to be true time and time again.

Not only can knowing someone get you a job a lot quicker than submitting resumes, it more often than not can garner a bigger salary for you as well.
If an employer can get you to work for them for cheap, they will.

 It is risky business for any company to hire someone off the street without knowing whether or not that person is going to workout.
 They are more than happy to bring in a friend or associate of an already established employee and pay him/her asking price.
If a trusted and successful employee recommends you for a position at his/her company, you automatically earn trust and respect and are perceived to be a highly capable candidate.
 Be a good colleague and build relationships with individuals at work and at school and other social events who can help you to get where you want to be.
 I have always wanted to work in the HR industry and Benefits, but did not get there until I made my goals known to others that I had built relationships with.
 A mentor not only shows you the ropes, but a good mentor will introduce you to his/her colleagues and associates thereby broadening your networking opportunities and thus the scope of your potential success.
 Your mentor is also in a position to recommend you for greater career opportunities that may open up.


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