Kevin needed a job - fast. The job market was getting worse by the day. Trouble was, Kevin had a great resume , but his network was out of work too. As the old saying goes, Network or No work.
Kevin’s situation is common. He was so focused on creating value for his employer he neglected to establish a safety net for himself. Yes he had a lot of senior level contacts but they were all looking for new opportunities as well. He had no idea how to build a network of powerful people who can help you move you career forward in a crisis.
What do you do if you’re looking for a job today because you got axed yesterday or might tomorrow – and need to build your network as quickly as possible?
You apply a “loose connection” strategy on LinkedIn. This will get you the most number of 2nd and 3rd level connections in the least amount of time.
Here’s how Kevin did it.