Longtime career-industry coach Darrell W. Gurney removes the mystique and uncertainty of networking by teaching the difference between “overt” job hunting and a “stealth” job campaign. He offers 10 time-tested principles for making connections with people who can help your career. Some readers might consider Gurney’s backdoor approach to landing a job a bit devious. But it nonetheless offers a viable mechanism for those willing to invest the time and energy it requires. Before you hand out another business card, getAbstract recommends that you consider the possibilities of implementing a stealth job campaign.
About the Author
Darrell W. Gurney, founder of CareerGuy.com, is a career-industry coach, speaker and workshop leader.
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10 years agoI tend to agree with the others posted and what they posted here. The concepts of networking for life are good but often difficult to cultivate due to busy schedules, however, the tips provided may help, i.e. Holiday updates. It would be nice to see what else the author has to say.
10 years agoSome of these points seem to be rather obvious (e.g. it is never so difficult to find a job until you don't have one). But the concept is interesting. I think it rather limited to certain personality types. Introverted personality types will have a difficult time with the "small talk" approach of keeping oneself on someone's mind.
10 years agoInteresting topic but narrow view of global culture, where your next job maybe.