Career Calling

May 28, 2013

Networking for Information as well as Jobs

When many people hear networking, they only think about finding a new job.  In reality, networking is a great way to manage your career and help others manage theirs.  One way that network contacts can be  resources that enable us learn more about salaries and benefits offered by potential employers.

My clients in nursing often are the best informed about what employers offer.  They work together at different hospitals, and they share information, which enables nurses to make better decisions about where to look for work.  They also tell each other which employers treat their workers well and badly.

How can you obtain similar information?  Get involved in industry associations and groups.  Meet people at networking events and talk to them about their careers as much as you talk about your own.  As people in networks become comfortable and trust each other, they start to share very important information.  Get to know people who can help you get the information you need to make good career choices.

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