Finding a new job (or a better-for-you job) often comes down to making and maintaining personal connections. It sounds simple enough, but many job-seekers don’t give this step adequate attention. In our experience, there are three main ways to maximize the personal touch during your job hunt:
- Work with an employment agency like Masiello Employment Services—you’re one of a kind with distinct skills and abilities, and our staffing professionals are uniquely qualified to assist you in finding your next job;
- Reach out to all the people on your contact list to let them know you’re looking for a new job—if you know someone in a company you’d like to work with, asking them to put in a good word for you with their boss or hiring manager is a fantastic way to stand out from the crowd of other applicants; and
- Attend professional networking events and get involved! One of our favorite networking events is the Business After Hours at the Greater Keene Chamber. It’s a monthly event attended by local business leaders, with light refreshments served alongside always-interesting insight. Typically, these events are for chamber members; however, non-members may participate as a guest of a member or may contact the chamber directly about attending as a guest considering membership. A complete listing of networking opportunities the Chamber is promoting is available by clicking here.
We would highly suggest that people get involved by becoming a chamber member (or request a guest pass) and attend the next Business After Hours, which is on Wednesday, February 19th, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm just a few doors down from the Keene Chamber at:
The League of NH – Keene Fine Art Gallery
41 Central Square
Keene, NH 03431
We also highly suggest joining a board of directors or civic groups for networking, for example, Keene Rotary, Keene Lions Club, or Kiwanis, and for younger professionals – the Greater Keene Rotaract Club and the Keene Young Professionals. No matter what route you choose – it’s time to get involved!
Take Step #1 and team up with Masiello Employment Services to find your next job. Give us a call today; our recruiting team is available for a free consultation.