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How to Have a Full Calendar with Career Opportunities

How to Have a Full Calendar with Career Opportunities August 22, 2021Leave a comment

You know how important networking is for your career… after all, 80% of positions are filled through referrals.

We are all so busy that it’s easy to push networking to the bottom of our list, but not if you use a BLOCK SCHEDULE to prioritize your time for deliberately reaching out to your network.  With a block-schedule, 30-60 minutes can be allocated on your calendar to focus on one specific project—CAREER NETWORKING. Reach out to colleagues from your past and new connections with a focus on relationship building and referrals.

When it comes to a career strategy, time blocking is the way to go and there are countless studies that show how it can maximize your productivity.

Haven’t stayed in contact with your connections recently? Take these steps:

  1. Block out time on your calendar for networking.
  2. Draft a message to send to your current network.  Make your message compelling and suggest a mutual time for a brief catch-up conversation because meaningful conversations lead to career referrals. 
  3. Go into the conversation with the intention of rekindling a collaborative relationship.
  4. At the right time, ask to be introduced to key individuals in their company or network.  Also, be prepared to offer introductions to professionals in your network to reciprocate.

Start connecting and fill your calendar with conversations that grow your network and new career opportunities.

You know how important networking is for your career… after all, 80% of positions are filled through referrals.

 

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