The star of all career advice that I can equip you with is information on networking for your new career. Networking for your career is like what Hollywood is to aspiring actors! It’s where it all happens and it’s where it’s all waiting for you. Being at the ‘right place at the right time’ isn’t just for Hollywood movies jobseekers! You can make it happen for you just as easily. Whether you’re receiving guidance though career coaching, business coaching, or you’re doing the thinking and planning for yourself, its all about setting the scene to make it all happen.

Have a think about it…where could your next possible employer be, and how can you make this connection play out? For example, if you wanted to be a Real Estate Agent, and if you did some web searching, you would find that the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV), hold open breakfast network meetings. This is absolutely where you would want to place yourself! In a room full of potential employers! Sound like the perfect Hollywood movie scene yet? You would get your pitch right, be prepared, be honest about your qualifications, skills and experience, and get networking to create both relationships and opportunities.

For other industries and sectors, you could volunteer to be on working groups to become familiar with your new career and engage in career development at the same time. If you want to start your own business or you’re thinking of starting a business from home, this the perfect way to see what it’s all about and start building great contacts along the way. You have absolutely nothing to lose!

Networking is about positioning yourself to meet the right people and mix with the right people. Tap into the right circles and expand your circle at the same time. The results will be more mind-blowing than any Hollywood blockbuster you’ve ever seen – the red carpet awaits you!

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