Your Network - personal, LinkedIn, professional, and degrees out from you. It is about to make a company go public - LinkedIn, it has launched careers, and lent itself to the utmost results in tough searches. The larger your network, the more valuable your reach.
I can't tell you how many times a referrel, or business contact has turned into the "Silver Bullet" that cracks open the hires and makes viable outcomes possible. Your network is to be treated with care, given the utmost attention, for your reputation depends upon it.
A good rule of thumb is to network substantially to the point where you have people CALLING YOU. And then before the magical job order that sparks 10 different agencies, or the key requisition in your organization's needs that sparks a scramble for talent. Let me share a scenario:
Last year I saw a resume of a friend who was an excellent fit for one of our client's roles - now while he wasn't interested, he referred the golden candidate that helped make a great close, and fill possible.
It is so very important these days to have a network that allows your reputation to preceed you, so that people are clamoring for the attention, where value is added to a degree that candidates come to you before even having to pick up the phone. WOULDN'T WE ALL LOVE THAT SCENARIO.
The network and efforts to network will always bring about positive results. Why not share some thoughts about how networking has helped you with a tough search or for that matter opened up your opportunity to achieve success. Networking is the most important of recruiting skills which compliments any technical skills in boolean. So what networking tips do you have to share?