I just spent an evening having deliberate conversations, otherwise known as networking. As an introvert, I have to talk myself into going to an event that has a specific purpose of meeting and greeting lots of people. The standard advice is to go into the event with a clear goal or two in mind.
My goal was to ask everyone a question about what they would like to read about regarding job search. Plenty of them did tell me that this is a crowded field of material with a variety of people writing on the topic, and I can’t disagree. How many of them are giving advice, though? The answer would be most of them, where our objective here on this blog is to talk about the shared experience of job search and not dispense advice.
I did get plenty of ideas which I will write about in coming posts. Even from a couple people who at first thought that they didn’t have any suggestions. It just goes to show that job seekers are a creative bunch. And energetic. Everyone that I know who is in job search is open and learning at a much higher rate than the folks who are working.
Had any deliberate conversations of your own lately? How did they go?
Beth Anne Reed has a background in Customer Relations, Process & Project Management and a deep interest in Written Communications.
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