In December, I spoke to the folks of Matt Youngquist’s S.A.F.E. Club at Career Horizons on how to think differently about networking as part of the job search process. I received some really gratifying feedback that I thought I should share because it appears I may have a new “product” in the form of speaking gigs. Yes, I will work for book sales! BTW, the S.A.F.E. Club stands for Serious About Finding Employment.
Dec 16, 2009 – S.A.F.E. Club hosted by Career Horizons, Bellevue, WA
I didn’t get a chance to thank you after the meeting, but I really appreciated your message today. I like your “Pay it forward” philosophy. I’ve kind of been doing it unconsciously (therefore not very well or consistently) for a long time. You did a great job describing how I can intentionally help others without expecting anything specific in return.
I’m looking forward to reading your book.
Good luck, and I hope to see you again soon.
Sandy, Just a couple of thoughts in gratitude of your visit this morning:
*I have attended seven of Matt’s shows and this one was the MOST attended.
*I learned from you that Networking is another name for SHARING-something that my work ethic of habitual 12hour days left little time to stretch out beyond my immediate family. Without sharing something greater than ourselves we are all destined to become “sinkers”.
* I learned that ANYONE can do this networking via a CARING attitude…something I can fully relate to as a self stated champion of professional customer service.
Thanx for your investment to all of us to become better community stewards…and better employees/teammates.
Hi Sandy. Thank you for the excellent discussion this morning at Matt’s SAFE Club meeting. I am reading your book now and hope to carry on some dialogue to help us both advance our careers! Keep networking!
– Rick S.