How not to “use people” to get a job [Facebook LIVE episode #7 on Standing Out]

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Do you know people who work for your ideal employer?

Do you know how to get them to help you in your job search?

You might not want to feel like you are asking for help.

You may even feel shy about asking your contacts for anything more than to answer your basic run-of-the-mill networking questions.

However, if you are not relying on your contacts beyond having them answer your questions, then you are missing a huge opportunity for both you and your contact.

Did you know that so many companies pay referral fees to employees who bring in good people?

Do you realize that your friend can make money if you take the job with their employer?

Side note: of course, there are rules around employee referrals however you should consider the opportunity and figure out how to optimize your inside connections.

Denise wanted to snatch a job at a huge advertising agency; let’s call it Oliverio & Mateo. Prior to submitting her resume, she took her friend to lunch and asked her to walk her resume into HR while putting in a great word for her to her prospective manager.  Denise got the interview, the job, and she along with her internal connect went on a shopping spree. They split the referral bonus and ignored price tags in SoHo. I wish Denise had “used me” at the time, however, we didn’t know one another – which is too bad because I would have loved a shopping spree myself.

In this episode, watch for how you can get yourself a job interview for a role in your ideal company by thinking a bit more creatively about how you leverage internal connections. It’s not about using people but instead about making the best use of a mutually beneficial opportunity.

 

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Melissa Llarena

Melissa helps movers and shakers up to those in the corner office rediscover what makes them unique so that they can land their dream job in a forward-thinking company where their ideas are listened to, valued, and supported.

She brings insights from having worked in 16-business units (including Human Resources) in NY, Paris, and London. Additionally, in her former corporate career, she worked on billion-dollar brands for P&G and on IBM for Ogilvy & Mather. Later, as the founder and CEO of Career Outcomes Matter, Melissa created a 3-step “sellable strengths” process which has been the centerpiece of her clients' results.

Melissa applies this method consistently to support mid-level professionals up to the c-suite to get into Fortune Global 500 organizations and agencies. She studied Psychology at NYU and earned her MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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