The number one way to find a new job is to talk about it. Talk, talk, talk is all you really need. Talking about your job search will help you in three ways.
The first way is it will start getting you comfortable with selling yourself. When you first tell someone you are looking, it may seem a bit like new ground you are walking on. It may feel uncomfortable because many times you start receiving advice from people who you may not really want it from. A job search sometimes open up the door to a person who has been wanting to tell you their opinion for some time. This can be good if you take it with the right mindset. It may give you a peek into what other people think of you and how to best position yourself for that new job.
The second way talking about you job search helps is by opening doors. This is the general idea of networking. When you talk about yourself in a way to ask for assistance, good natured people will respond with ideas, suggestions and connections they might know. Sometimes people you tell don’t respond with connections right off the bat. They may hold on to the thoughts until another person they know or meet tells them they are looking for a certain person to fill a job opening. Good natured people try to think about who they know in order to help people find others. Your name may be popping up all over town right now.
The last way that talking about your job search is helpful is you get a chance to see if you are really serious about it. When you put your thoughts into words, the words tend to have a way of bringing reality into the picture. Reality is what everyone needs to get the job search process rolling. Talking about a job search give you a chance to determine how serious you are and play our scenarios with other people. This process will aid you in the direction you want go.
Talk about your ideas of your job search with anyone who will listen. It is good practice and practice makes perfect (mom always said).
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