I visited the Orange County Chapter of CafeNet this morning and spoke on “SureFire Ways to Recession-PROOF Your Career.” It so pays to find and visit the networking organizations around you, whether you have to shimmy out of work a couple hours in the morning or take an evening to network on your way home.[youtube height=”300″ width=”500″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h-eEP_X9V5s[/youtube]
It amazes me that so many folks are not aware of the multitude of professional and trade associations right in their backyard, in both fields of current work as well as fields of passionate interest. Many are completely free, or allow you to come a time or two before joining just to check them out. Google “Professional Networking Organizations” for your area, or consult the Directory of Professional Associations at your local library…and get out and get connected!
DARRELL W. GURNEY, Executive/ Career Coach and 20-year recruiting veteran, supports people at all levels to make fulfilling and profitable career transitions. His first book, Headhunters Revealed! Career Secrets for Choosing and Using Professional Recruiters, was winner of the Clarion Award for Best Book by the Association for Women in Communications and was reviewed in Publishers Weekly. His newest book, Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, has been endorsed by bestselling thought leaders such as Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner. A personal and business brand strategist, Darrell’s Stealth Method of networking has helped folks expand their reach within both careers and new client circles. He speaks, leads workshops, and is a media expert on subjects such as recruiting, networking, and finding one’s passion. He was recently named Networking Expert for BeyondB-School.com and offers webinars and programs that get MBA students and working professionals out, connected, and landed.
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