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A tale of connecting networks
I have a cool little story about networking that Iposted on my Facebook yesterday. Someone I know was interested in a job at Sodexo, and needed some help with their resume as part of applying. Theyasked me if I could help them out. I took a quick look at it, and the job they were interested in. This was on a Saturday.
It was quickly apparent that they needed a resume makeover, and I so advised them.
I told them I knew the perfect man for the new resume, and referred them to Chris Fields
who put together a killer completed document the very next day. Everybody knows Chris, but if you don’t – check out his work at The Resume Crusade
, or congratulate him for the nice mention on TLNT
today.Since the job was with Sodexo, I reached out to my friend Arie Ball
the same day and mentioned I knew someone who was interested in a position with Sodexo. I asked her if she would be willing to get my contact and someone from her team connected, which she was kind enough to do.
On Monday morning, the person I was helpingn was on the phone talking with a recruiter from Sodexo talking about the position.
As Chris Fields said: “Bam, that’s networking!”
I don’t know how the process will end, but it was really cool to see it happen that fast, and in the right way. Makes this stuff worthwhile when it works!