A thorough review of an injured workers’ connections in their network of family, friends, associates, etc…is one of the crucial factors to getting a job, if a return to work at the current employer is unavailable.
So even after a training program, the school will give you leads, and tips. But, only your vocational counselor knows how to assess your network. And, the results can be the best way to get a job in your new career.
Here is some information:
Networking. You have got to pick up the phone and call everybody that you ever knew, everybody that you ever worked with, every employer that you ever worked with. That’s the way to get an interview.
60% percent of people who find jobs have located them through networking. Sending a resume to a web site is a joke. It ain’t going to happen. If you don’t establish any personal connection to them it’s is a waste of time.
Brainstorm. Sit down with a your partner or spouse and friends and ask for help. Write down the names of previous employers and former colleagues, immediate and extended family. Don’t be embarrassed to call family members when you’re out of work. Get over it.
Call friends of friends, people in your church, athletic club, volunteer organizations, parents of children’s friends. Contact trade and professional associations you belong to–many have job boards. Alumni associations, fraternity and sororities are worth reconnecting with. You never know who will know someone who is hiring. College and university placement offices are there to help no matter how long ago you graduated. Canvas local lawyers, accountants, bank officers in town and see if they know if any clients are hiring.
In short, you really have to “kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince. Leave no stone un-turned.