Navy Veteran Nathan Wagner states “Networking is not a known behavior; it is learned.” Marine Corps Veteran Jaynine Howard states “I am a firm believer that networking strategies should be taught at your first duty station or MOS school. You need to complete your LinkedIn profile and start networking and gathering recommendations from those you work for or with. Employers are looking online at your LinkedIn profile and the other profiles you may have on various platforms. Do not wait until you are ready to exit the military to complete your profile and begin networking.”
Networking is paramount for job hunting success in today’s competitive environment. When networking at a job or career fair you will want to perfect your elevator speech, have contact cards ready to provide and thank you notes on hand. Wagner also wants to remind you “that networking is about shared value”. It is not about just taking from others. You must cultivate the relationship and offer assistance, job leads or whatever value you bring to the relationship.
Coach Jaynine Howard is the owner of Dream Catcher – Business & Career Coaching. Dream Catcher is a woman owned and veteran owned business. She is a member of the Carteret Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Leadership Carteret Class of 2011, Jacksonville - Onslow Chamber of Commerce, and the American Psychological Association. She is also a retired United States Marine and former psychotherapist who works with Veterans and those on Active Duty. Dream Catcher is where your desire to succeed and your commitment to grow personally and professionally meet so you can turn your dreams into reality. You can start turning your dreams into reality by downloading this week’s episode or past episodes at http://webtalkradio.net/
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Coach Jaynine is a retired United States Marine and former psychotherapist who works with Veterans and those on Active Duty. She will teach you the systems and strategies needed to grow personally and professionally.