Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who has sent their best wishes during my recent little batch of ill health – yes, I know that YOU didn’t but others of a more caring nature did...Never mind and don't feel bad, maybe you could make up for it with a particularly generous Christmas gift?
Back at my desk today demonstrated (yet) again to me THE key aspect of looking for a new role which is the importance of maintaining and developing personal relationships. After way too long I finally caught up with two of my oldest friends in the computer forensics sector and both conversations as well as being hugely pleasurable also opened up considerable opportunities for me as a recruiter.
If you are seriously considering changing jobs the easiest way to do so is by utilising your personal relationships before you even think of doing anything else. Really, it is so obvious but how often have you actually asked your friends in the industry who is recruiting? On Facebook have you made it clear that you are looking for a new role and made public your experience? Just doing these two things will massively increase your chances of securing your new role before your next course of action - calling your favourite recruiter...
So, which personal relationship have you let slip recently and will you call them tomorrow?