OK, you’re fired up to “network” to kick your job search into high gear. But what, exactly, do you do? Whom do you call? What do you say? My friend and colleague Debra Feldman has written an outstanding post over at CareerHub about how to “Network Purposefully.” This is a great start and will give you a clear sense of direction and many concrete steps.
But before you launch into action, be sure you are ready with the right weapons: a compelling message (what you’ll say when you call) and a powerful resume (to reinforce your message and lay the groundwork for further discussion).