Networking Comes in Many Forms.
How to Identify Networking Contacts.
Benefits gained by Connecting with People You Know.
Making Cold Calls in Person or on the Phone
When contacting people by phone or in person, it is important
to be prepared:
you have a script written out in your mind or on paper? It
- the purpose of your contact - Is
it for a job lead? Information on occupational job trends?
Or how this individual has succeeded in his/her career?
- your skills and abilities and how they match with a prospective
- use the telephone script found in the Job
Search Handbook to get you started.
you have your job search binder or a notebook and a pen to
you have a calendar to check and record times for other possible
There is a good chance that you will not connect with the person
you want directly on your first attempt. So be prepared to talk
with an administrative support individual or be ready to leave
your message on a voice mail or answering system. Here you may
even want to write out and practice the script that you would
The following sites gives some excellent information on how
to communicate effectively on the telephone.