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By Erin Erickson, Senior Digital Editor | 02/12/2009
Over the course of my career, I’ve amassed a healthy-sized network of friends and colleagues that have been on both sides of the job seeker/job provider coin.
I remember a time not so far back when I would receive weekly phone calls and e-mails from people in my network who were looking to hire people like me (web geeks with a penchant for punctuation). I was happily employed, but I wanted to try my hand at occupational matchmaking. Over the course of a year, I think three people made it to final-round interviews and two accepted offers.
Sadly, my occupational matchmaking days have dwindled, and I have far more friends that are seeking jobs than I do jobs that I can steer them towards.
Despite being in the throws of a recession, maintaining a good professional network is a key ingredient to good employment. If the time comes when you need to look for a job, how will you go about it? A two-page, heavy-paper stock resume and cover letter may have cut it in the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, but in the 21st century, it’s all about getting your name and face out there for the (hiring) world to see.
And FoodProcessing.com is going to help get your name out there by offering these networking suggestions:
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