Company encourages job seekers to engage in job networking as strategy
Online PR News – 06-December-2010 – – California’s leading executive resume writer and career counselor is offering $40 in Starbucks coffee drinks to encourage networking as a key job search strategy.
Anyone ordering Shimmering Resumes 2-Month Job Search Campaign & Resume & Interview Prep Plan will receive a $40 Starbucks Gift Card, the company announced. The offer is good for the rest of December.
“People do the hiring, not “companies,” and people are less comfortable with complete strangers.” said Paul Freiberger, President of Shimmering Resumes of San Mateo. “Networking well helps you avoid being a stranger.”
“Networking can also inform you about a job before thousands of others learn of it. If you see a job listed in a classified ad, you are immediately in a tougher position since it has become public knowledge,” said Freiberger, adding that “Networking uncovers the executive underground.”
Shimmering Resumes’ research confirms other studies showing that networking accounts for at least 60 percent of the jobs filled and the more senior the position, the higher the rate.
Freiberger said that although he writes resumes and that a great resume is valuable, “Networking, plain and simple, is the best way to find a job. “I’d like you to meet a friend of mine,” is a better foot in the door than a resume sent in response to a classified ad.”
Shimmering Resumes is a professional resume writing service which develops professional resumes for executives and professionals in all fields. Freiberger is an award-winning business writer and his clients include many San Francisco Bay Area professionals. Shimmering Resumes also offers career counseling, including helping individuals establish and implement a successful networking job search strategy.
“’It’s the old-boy network,’ used to be an excuse, sometimes a reasonable one, for not getting the job. Today, great job-hunting means joining the network,” said Freiberger.
How can a $40 Starbucks Gift Card help find a job? From that first phone call to having a cup of coffee with friends to brainstorming about the direction of your career to emailing former colleagues you haven’t kept in touch with, there are many networking approaches that can accelerate your job search. “Taking someone to coffee is just one networking technique. I’ll ensure that you apply it by picking up the tab, but I’ll also teach you many others,” said Freiberger.
To get the $40 Starbucks Card from Shimmering Resumes, just mention it to me after placing your order on my website, Freiberger explained.