Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to Find Job Leads

"It's not what you know, it's who you know." Maybe you have heard that tip for finding a job but during yesterday's NOVA workshop, Marsha Austin, recommends adding "and it's who knows you."

Your entire job search can be conducted by contacting people you know, people you bump into waiting in line, and in a lowkey way asking for A.I.R. That is, advice, information and referrals. Have a summary statement or "elevator speech" available to quickly let people know your skills, experience and get advice on how to reach your goal of a new position. Find steps to creating a Summary Statement, also used on your resume, at

Come to next week's Ace the Interview and learn how to accomplish the next step in your job search. That is, Wednesday, September 21, from 1:00-2:30 in the Redwood Room on the 1st floor of the library. Call (408) 615-2900 so we have enough seats for everyone.

posted by mb