For those interested in learning about the the importance of setting networking goals for your expat career and international job search or how the right mindset is key to networking success should read my latest articles on Expat Focus,
In one article I discuss the signifciant impact that a lack of goals can have on the experience of networking itself as well as your networking success. In the other I discuss the impact that having the right mindset can have on both your short-term and long-term networking efforts.
Mindset and goals are often overlooked aspects of networking and the right ones can dramatically affect the pace at which you can build your global network for international job search success.
And given that on average 75% of jobs are unadvertised (and therefore found through people) and on average 66% of jobs are secured through employee referrals, these articles are worth a read - particularly if you are not getting the results that you want from your networking.
EXPAT and INTERNATIONAL CAREER SUCCESS TIP: If you are considering starting or are currently in an international job search, consider the mindset you are taking in your networking efforts. If it is more about taking first rather than giving, try changing your approach and see if your results improve. And if you are feeling unfulfilled and drained from your networking efforts, consider setting specific networking goals to keep you focused on what you really need to set you up for success.
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