In this module you’ll learn how to get the information you need to choose the best company insiders to contact.
If this search does not turn up or any people you can talk to, repeat the search without entering any information into the Title box. This broader search will help you find anyone at the company that you have a personal connection to.
Search Strategy to Find Association And Volunteer Connections Search
To find association and volunteer connections you can contact for this type of search:
- In the Keyword box, enter the name of a social group or association you belong to (such as the name of a Fraternity, Sorority, Rotary Club, or Junior League) or nonprofit where you have volunteered. Put quotation marks around any group name that is two or more words, such as “Junior League”. (See green arrow #1 in the next image.)
- Enter the job title you are targeting into the Title (See green arrow #2.)
- Enter the name of the company you are targeting in the Company box and select Current. (See green arrow #3 in the next image.)
- Do NOT enter the name of the school or university you attended the School (See red arrow #4 in the next image.)
- Optional: If you want to talk to people who live in a specific geographic region, you can chose ‘Located In Or Near’ in the Location box, enter a zip code for the specific geographic region in the Postal Code box, and select the acceptable distance from that zip code in the Within box. Do NOT choose any of these if you are willing to talk to a person regardless of where they are located. (See orange arrow #5 in the next image.)
- UNCHECK ALL of the boxes (1st Connections, 2nd Connections, Group Connections and 3rd + Everyone Else) in the Relationship (See red arrow #6 in the next image.)
- Do NOT select any Industry. (See red arrow #7 in the next image.)
Below is a screenshot of a search for people who work at Disney, are (or were) in a Kiwanis Club, work in Public Relations, and live within a 50-mile radius of zip code 98201.
To see your search results press the blue Search button (See green arrow # 8). You can print the search results or save them (see green arrow #9), depending on the type of LinkedIn membership you have.
If this search does not turn up or any people you can talk to, repeat the search without entering any information into the Title box. This broader search will help you find anyone at the company that you have a connection to.
Now that you know how to look for helpful company insiders, here’s how to choose the best company insiders to talk to: Module 3.3.4
In this module you will learn the best strategies you can use to find company insiders who will give you helpful advice and/or help you get a job interview.
In this module you will learn why you want the help of company insiders… and the reasons why company employees will help you (even if they don’t know you).
I’m sure you have heard the saying, “You only get one chance to make a good first impression.”
Many job seekers don’t understand how a sharp “elevator pitch” pique the interest of interviewers and start your interview in a way that plays to your strengths.
Here’s how you to do that…
Having an inside contact at a potential employer is major advantage over the competition because you can get little-known information to help you prepare for your job interview.
Most job seekers don’t actively look to establish a personal connection with a company insider because:
- They’re afraid of appearing too pushy
- They’re afraid of being turned down or rejected
- Their negative self-talk gets in the way
- They have a fear of failure
- They have a fear of success
- They don’t believe people they don’t know will really (and willingly) help them
But getting company employees (including people who don’t even know you) to support your success is easier than you realize.
In this Module, I am going to teach you:
- Why company employees will help you (even if they don’t know you) (Module 3.3.1)
- How to find helpful company insiders to maximize your success (Module 3.3.2)
- Unknown ways to use LinkedIn to find helpful insiders (Module 3.3.3)
- How to choose the best company insiders to talk to (Module 3.3.4)
- The most effective ways to contact company insiders you don’t know (Module 3.3.5)
- Do this to ensure a successful conversation with company insiders (Module 3.3.6)
- Best questions to ask company insiders to get the information and help you want (Module 3.3.7)
- Steal these sample thank you notes (Module 3.3.8)
Do you know how much you’re worth to employers? Or, how do you know how much you should expect in a job offer?
This is especially difficult for candidates to assess when one is entering a new field, making a career change, moving to a new location, or entering the workforce as a recent graduate. It’s also a question you should have an answer to before accepting a job offer.
In order to negotiate a competitive salary, you need to know what the industry standard is for that job and that location.
Here are my favorite online resources you can use to gather the information you need to stand out in your next interview…
I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade.” Watch this video to learn some surprising reasons you should go on job interviews that don’t appeal to you…
When you understand the 4 reasons we get hired, you’ll get more job offers…