When to Invoke Your Network

Now that you know how to identify and incentivize your potential contacts, it is time to put your networking campaign in place and make it an integral part of your job search strategy.

Don’t wait to launch your networking campaign. Do it at the earliest opportunity. If you are otherwise ready to begin your job search or career change, enlisting the active assistance of your network should be step one in your implementation strategy.

Research Your Contacts

Before you contact anyone on your list, gather as much information about them as possible. This even includes friends and relatives. The more you know about your potential contacts, the better you will be able to guide them in their efforts to help you.