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Improve your job search and increase your job opportunities with the advice in these videos.
You Will Need
- Trade organizations to join
- Good social skills
- And persistence
Practice "Four F rule"
Practice the "Four F rule"—family, friends, family of friends, and friends of family. In other words, talk to everyone you can think of about your career goals.
Have business cards made
Have business cards made so you have something professional to hand out when you meet people.
Join professional organizations related to your field. For example, if you are a woman working in the media world, you could join the not-for-profit womeninfilm.org.
Listen to mentors
Listen attentively to potential mentors. As the saying goes, "You can make more contacts in two hours by showing interest in people than you will in two years of trying to get them interested in you."
Do them a favor
Listen for how you might be able to help someone else. Doing a favor for them is the fastest way to make them want to help you.
Contact former bosses
Contact former bosses. Research shows that one in three job seekers gets job search help from a previous employer.