Founder of Virtus Career Consulting, speaker and author of the career empowerment book
Job seeker: Your networking outreach stinks! Okay, maybe not YOU, but most others.
No-no: “I’m looking for a new opportunity so please let me know if you hear of anything.”
Do some work up front to help people help you.
📌Identify the kind of role you’re seeking.
Next, list out:
📌Your related experience and what you do best.
📌The value an employer will receive.
Finally, create your three-part networking conversation starter:
“I’m currently seeking a customer service team lead role. I have three years of operations experience improving processes and solving problems, which helps my employer provide better, consistent experiences to customers, increasing recent customer satisfaction scores by 12% .”
Short and sweet is key!
If you don’t know what you want, or what you do best, you are in the career discovery phase, not the job search phase. Take a step back to get clear.