It’s time to talk networking. Yes again! It really is THAT important. It’s summertime and it's beautiful out and there It’s normal for there to be a little dip in your productivity but, here’s the thing: summertime is truly is the best season to network, hands down.
I get resume questions almost daily and the one question I get more than and other question is “Do I actually still need a resume?” t's a valid question. With all of the LinkedIn profiles and easy to build websites and social media options out there, this old school form can seem a little outdated - however, YES you need a resume! You actually need two.
Sometimes you can be too comfy.
I'm not actually talking snuggies, yoga pants and comfy sox. Those things are awesome. I'm talking about feeling totally comfortable in your career.
The 'devil you know' comfort is born out of fear. You stay where you are, doing what you're doing, because of fear of the unknown. Where you are might be crappy - but at least you know what kind of crap to expect... right?
Unless there's something on your horizon that gives your stomach the jitters and freaks you out just a bit... something that pushes you out of your comfort zone... you will always be *exactly* right where you are. That's fine... right?
There is a time and space that you get to where you know it’s time to leave your job but you also know that it's a safe place and the devil you know is better than whatever freaky, hypothetical, scaries are out there in the world.
I'm going to myth bust this idea of needing a “local network,” cool?
First off, needing to have a “local” network is a big fat myth. Due to the wonders of the internet, ALL networks are local networks!
Secondly, you actually DO have a local network you just may not realize it. You really do have what you need, you just gotta tap into it.