Finding Professional Networks

Many think professional networks are set up for top-tier CEOs, doctors, and lawyers. There are professional networks for just about anything you can think of. You just have to go out to the Internet and find them.

You can look for online communities related to your field on the Internet, LinkedIn, Facebook, and many other platforms. These communities are great places to learn and take a course or two. You may even find professionals from your locale that you can talk to and discuss what kind of employment you could find.

Just remember not to put them on the spot by asking them directly to hire you. That often will kill the conversation. Do have a resume handy but only send it if they ask first.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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