Networking is supposedly how you are going to land your next gig.
What if it just doesn’t work for you??
Her points include:
Walk in (to companies).
Have someone call on your behalf. Much better to get an introduction than try a cold call.
Spread the word. Talk to everyone “who likes you!”
Use the call-email-call-call strategy. I haven’t heard of this before but I like it! You’ll need a good job search CRM like JibberJobber.com to organize and manage this!
Send more than a thank-you note after an interview.
If someone else got hired, call the hiring manager. I LOVE THIS.
If networking not working from you, my experience tells me you aren’t doing the right things enough.
Read her post here to get her entire viewpoint.