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One of the better networking books I ve read. Normally, I wouldn t read a book like this, but many people I know need jobs and, looking back, I realized most of my job offers were initiated by friends, relatives, and coworkers My main take away was that our networks are larger than we think Following the author s hints and suggestions, we can non intrusively help ourselves and our contacts. Virtually All Job Hunting Experts Agree That Networking Is The Best Way To Find A Great Job But Most People Don T Have Connections To The Decision Makers Who Do The Hiring And Networking Books, Which Are Mostly Written By And For Salespeople, Suggest Aggressive Tactics, Often Confusing These With Real Networking They Focus On Building A Powerful Network Over The Course Of A Lifetime But When You Need A New Job, You Don T Have Time To Build A Huge, Powerful Network You Ve Got To Use The Network You Already HaveOrville Pierson, A Top Expert In Job Hunting, Tells You How To Succeed By Effectively Using Your Current Circle Of Contacts He Cuts Through The Myths And Misunderstandings To Show You How Millions Of Job Hunters Have Networked Their Way To Great New Jobs Highly Effective Networking Empowers You To Use A Small Network To Reach Dozens Of Insiders And Decision Makers Get The Right Message To The Right People, Even If You Have Never Met Them Create A Project Plan To Organize Your Networking Efforts Speak Effectively And Comfortably With Your Networking Contacts Talk To Decision Makers Before The Job Opening Is AnnouncedNetworking In Job Hunting Is Different Than Other Networking You Don T Have To Hobnob With The Rich And Famous There S No Need For Aggressive Sales Tactics You Just Need To Understand How Real Networking Fits Into Your Job Search, And Then Be Systematic About Doing It Someone in a networking group of all places recommended this to everyone, so here I am reading it So far, meh, but I m holding out for the lightbulb moment in this one Edit since I finished this There is simply just way too much to remember in this book to do anything, let alone network, effectively And could he have just tried a little to make those side stories a bit believable I did get the gist of it and he made some good points, but if say, I was a total novice at networking I would not recommend this book. A lot of practical, helpful advice for a job hunter how to network properly , in a productive manner I will say that the first person narrative, and the style it s written in, got on my nerves I would have appreciated some tougher editing to buff his style and cut down on the repetitiveness. I ve been interested in networking and a previous book I read mentioned this one.I was hoping for information about networking as a general life skill and not so much focus on networking to find employment.I suppose those out there who are looking for strategies to help in the job hunt might find this a useful book.Outside of that arenanot much use. Networking helped me get this job so I decided to learn about how to communicate its effectiveness to others by reading this book.I liked the book and I think the author clearly communicates excellent tips on networking and how to structure a networking based job search effort. The author s tone is often condescending, and the journal sections are eyeroll worthy, but the advice is solid I look forward to putting his techniques into practice Reach Out, Make Contact, Land a JobOrville Pierson is the senior vice president of an international career services company, so he clearly knows about job hunting He lucidly illustrates how job seekers can maximize the relationships within their circle of contacts to reach all important decision makers He also directs readers to unlikely networking sources they might not normally consider Pierson explains that, when it comes to job hunting, the Internet is both a blessing and a curse Although the Web may expose a job hunter to opportunities, odds are that any given r sum along with thousands of others can get swallowed up in a bottomless pit The prospects are nearly as grim with print or online classified ads particularly when job competition is fierce Networking, Pierson says, may offer the best opportunity to find work or career advancement Many people have landed good jobs by initiating conversations with friends, casual acquaintances or former colleagues getAbstract praises Pierson s systematic, strategic approach to networking As he says, it doesn t guarantee results and it does require time and perseverance but today s job seekers need every available weapon. This book took me a while to get through, but I think it offered some useful tips and strategies for networking, specifically in those of us looking for a new job I do like how Mr Pierson broke down his advice and recommended a highly planned approach However, by the end of the book, all of the steps seemed a bit overwhelming at least for me Also, the examples throughout the book were kind of hokey and could be improved And honestly, I completely skipped over the Orville s Journal vignettes at the end of each chapter, so I m not sure if they are useful or not Still, if you are looking for a job and looking to improve your networking skills, this book may be worth reading.