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Excellent article. The line that sticks with me is "by getting other people to help you in your job search, and you may shorten the time it takes for you to land your next gig". Very true indeed and in fact, has been recognized for many years if you consider the sayings, "A problem shared, is a problem halved" and "Many hands make light work".

Very interesting info about Startwire. We have recently expanded our product offering to include research on hiring managers because the demand for help with job search is really high. It isn't enough to have a good resume anymore. It is in using all the available resources to promote yourself that candidates get ahead and Startwire seems like an excellent venue based on what you described. Thanks for your informative article.

Great post Chandlee! I love this idea of Startwire - in today's world being able to access your "board of advisors" in privacy and online makes so much sense. I can't wait to learn more!

It's great to be a part of this wise group of career professionals!


Hi Chandlee -

You nailed it! NETWORK. NETWORK. NETWORK. No one has to go it alone ... unless they choose to do so.

I attended a local job search seminar recently. Between sessions, I was explaining the importance of networking to some of the participants. I shared networking isn't "asking someone to help you find a job." It's staying in touch with people, knowing their interests and sharing information with them. It's making the effort to touch base with others occasionally. Basically, networking is another word for being a friend.

One of the women in the group I was speaking with looked perplexed. She replied, "I don't think I could do that. That just sounds too smarmy to me." She was unhappily employed and struggling to make the career change needed to fulfill her professional self. Any wonder why she was struggling? If she defined being thoughtful of others and staying in touch as "smarmy", there's not much I could do to help.

Best wishes for much success in your Startwire venture. I know anything you touch will be a great value to job seekers and careerist everywhere.

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