Networking for a new job? Get to the point 

Networking for a new job? Get to the point 

When you are looking for a new job, you need to network with connected people. But busy, well-connected people have only small slices of time available. Even when people really wants to help you, they are probably hoping to do it in five or 10 minutes.

And I have found that an astonishing number of people waste 15 minutes telling me their life story without taking a breath — leaving me no time to actually help them.

Most job seekers don’t get right to the point, instead they waste time a variety of ways…

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Bob Corlett is the founder and President of Staffing Advisors. He’s been named as one of the 100 most influential people in staffing, is a nationally syndicated weekly writer for the American Cities Business Journals and is a founding member of the Editorial Advisory Board for The HR Examiner. Bob is a frequent speaker at meetings of the Society for Human Resources Management. Thousands of hiring executives read his monthly newsletter, and the Resource Center on this site contains hundreds of his articles on innovation, staffing, leadership and performance management. Bob has worked in the staffing industry since 1989, starting Staffing Advisors in 2002.