Before Alan launched Kadima Careers, he interviewed at hundreds of companies, received dozens of offers, worked at 21 companies, and held 29 jobs. Of the 29 jobs he held, 24 of them came through referrals. And while some of those relationships were due to nepotism or my existing network, the vast majority of those referrals were due to him proactively finding the right people that would be open to giving me advice and referring me for opportunities.
This process, AKA, networking, is a skill that many people do not naturally have and then struggle with developing on their own. In fact, learning how to network is one of the cornerstones of kCAP (Kadima Career Acceleration Program), my premium coaching program that focuses on getting my clients more money.
Still skeptical that networking can lead to long-term career success? In this episode of the SYCK podcast, Steve Dalton, best-selling author of The 2-hour Job Search, joins me to discuss the science of networking and how to use it successfully to get the job you want.
Tune in now to learn how to leverage the power of networking!
In This Episode:
[05:55] Everyone says networking is an art, but can it be a science too?
[10:10] What really correlates to success in the job search.
[11:12] The 6-point email; how to use it to gain a boost in your job search.
[16:19] Learn what an informational meeting is.
[27:01] The objectively perfect, subjectively good enough resume.
[41:25] Why it is important to have a target list of 40 companies you are interested in working for.
[49:35] Steve Dalton’s Once Piece of SYCK Career Advice
Steve Dalton has delivered over 300 workshops on his methods related to networking and career development to universities and companies since his first book, The 2-Hour Job Search, which was published by Penguin Random House’s Ten Speed Press in 2012. His books – including his 2021 follow-up called The Job Closer – are both Amazon #1 best-sellers and have now sold more than 100,000 copies worldwide.