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Prioritize Networking for Career Bests

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Eldredge
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Re: Networking Vs Equal Opportunity and Quality
Eldredge   1/26/2014 5:57:37 PM
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@ hm - I usually think of networking as the strategy for the job seeker, not the employer...but, employers use networking as well. Many, if nor most, companies offer an incentive to their employees to recommend candidates for open positions. But that is only the start of the process - all of the vetting of qualifications, interviews, and analysis should still occur.  When tehy don't, as you point out, they may not get the best candidate.

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   1/25/2014 12:22:53 PM
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@Rich, i think there are always people in the game who are gaming as you say. At the same time, it's a numbers game. Sure, you'll run into people who are in it for themselves and who drop you like a bad habit if they think there's nothing in it for them. At the same time, you just need one person with the right contacts to move things forward. It's always worth a shot.

_hm
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Networking Vs Equal Opportunity and Quality
_hm   1/25/2014 7:39:57 AM
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Netwroking is always good. It is nice to talk to mentor and mentees and exchange ideas and take mutual help.

However, most job getting filled-up with networking is big compromise on quality and concept of equal opportunity.

Once organization is above 40-50 people threshold, they ought to give add for recruitment to get most suitable candidate. If they give this add, they must give all candidate equal opportunity to get screened and interviewed based on thier qualification and experience. Networking is good that they introduce to these opportunities. But, selection of candidate beyond this point must be based on qualitties.

If one recruits because of networking, its is biased and it is against ethics of equal opportunity.

You may realize this more when you miss opportunities because of these reasons.

 Lond term result is that organization becomes mediocre and shorter life.

 

Eldredge
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Re: Habit
Eldredge   1/24/2014 9:28:00 PM
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@Rich - absolutely - like any relationship, a healthy dose of sincerity is a necessarity foundation.

Eldredge
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Re: Habit
Eldredge   1/24/2014 9:16:15 PM
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@Hailey - Exactly right. We often don't think about networking until we are involved in a job search, but it is important to build your network before before that time comes, and with a view to benefit others in our network. Relationships are always a two way street, and that is critically important in networking relationships.


Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   1/24/2014 8:18:49 PM
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I think the trouble with most networking efforts are that many people are looking for immediate results. What can you do for me? I think that being proactively helpful to people in your network is critically important. Later on, your chickens will come home to roost, as they say.



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