Career Calling

January 7, 2015

Help Your Networking Partners

A client is changing careers, and she came up with a great way to improve her networking outreach.  She is giving her network partners a profile page that will help them understand her reasons for changing careers and some key points they should use to describe her.  I love the idea and helped her edit the sheet.

If you’re in a similar place in your career, here’s the model.  Start with a brief 4-5 sentence paragraph that explains how and why you are changing careers.  Then list 5-6 talking points that focus on transferable skills and achievements that demonstrate why you will be able to be successful in your new career.  If you don’t provide this information to your network partners, they might be trying to help you, but they will think of you in your previous role, not where you want to go next in your career.  This sheet shouldn’t take long to create.  It will work wonders in making your networking more effective.

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