- Open market
- Hidden market
- Career advice
This step will help you understand that networking is easy and straightforward. Its purpose is to gather information from people around you in order to help you define and refine your job targets. There is little risk of failure or rejection this way.
By networking correctly, you will:
Without networking, you cannot validate your job targets. Without this validation you will not know whether the job is right for you. You may end up accepting a job that (in theory) looks good, but (in reality) doesn't meet your needs.
Networking can help you reduce the stress and time it takes to gather information. Your job search will actually take less time when you have the information you need to make the right decisions about how you should proceed.