HR pro Bob Gerst was particularly interested in how to use networking as the cornerstone of a job search. We also covered some of the more “philosophical” aspects of my program, such as the idea that the career you want is already inside you. Here’s the complete rundown on the conversation:
- In networking, you should follow your “A B G” (“Always, Be, Giving”): think first about what you can do to support the people in your network before asking for help.
- Worry about how you can meet someone that can refer you for the job – don’t worry about what the job description says about the role.
- The role you want in the future needs to connect with your values.
- Follow three keys in searching for your next great job 1. Focus on your Superpower (what you do best) 2. Build a Community (like-minded colleagues to refer you to opportunities) 3. Become a Thought Leader (Stand up for what you stand for, build trust and credibility).
- The career you want is already inside of you: follow your inner knowing and intuition. Question the negative messages that will come at you.
- To create your future, you need to reconcile your past: clear emotional baggage and limiting beliefs.