An Important Career Strategy

In today's solo episode, I tackle the topic of networking. This is the first in a series of mini solo episodes I'll be adding to my usual shows. My plan is to devote my regular weekly podcast episodes to interviews. I continue to learn greatly from my guests. And, I know you enjoy the interviews.



I'm putting together a course that will be hosted on Teachable. It's devoted to this topic: How to Secure Your First Job as an MSL. As part of that course, one of the lessons presents five strategies used in any career search. Those strategies are:

  • the use of mentors,
  • joining pertinent professional organizations,
  • using the resources available on LinkedIn,
  • writing an effective resume, and
  • networking.

A Neglected Topic

I realized that I had written or podcasted about four of those topics. However, I have never devoted an episode to networking. Hence, in today's show, I describe how I've benefited from networking. And I suggest different approaches to networking you can try.

Finally, I offer suggestions for regularly incorporating networking into your career search.

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