Ep. 44: Building & Maintaining a Network, with Career Coach & Speaker, Alyson Garrido

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Alyson Garrido is passionate about helping professionals advance their careers and find jobs they will enjoy. As a career coach, she partners with her clients to identify their strengths and create a path toward a more fulfilling career. Alyson provides support around preparing for interviews, performance reviews and salary negotiations, ensuring that her clients present themselves in the best possible light for job search and career advancement. 

Alyson has also designed a 5-part workshop series for those in transition that covers all aspects of job search – discovering strengths, search strategy, networking, interview preparation and career conversations. She is a regular contributor to FairyGodBoss and a Career Contessa mentor. 

What We Cover:

  • Networking is relationship building, be curious in possible next steps, and work to stay top of mind for individuals within your network.

  • Start networking with the people who already know and love you, tell them what you are looking for and what you need, so when an opportunity arises you are the first person they think of.

  • When you are ready to ask for help from your network, be mindful of the ask, and keep in mind how can you help make that ask easy for that person to say yes.

  • Maintain your network by keeping in touch, reach out to check in without an ask, when you think nice thoughts about someone say it, circle back with people, and help when you can.

  • Your network is not too small, it’s not in the wrong industry, take the time to talk to your people because you never know who your network will know or how people can help.

  • When you are starting to build your network, look at the companies and industries that intrigue you now, before the job is posted, and find a way to talk to the people those arenas so when jobs do post, they are already familiar with your story.

Catch up with some of Alyson's most recent articles on Networking by visiting:

FairyGodBoss: These 4 Common Mistakes Could Be Hurting Your Network Game

FairyGodBoss:  Don't Miss This Key Step in Your Job Search

SixDegreesSociety:  Tips to Build Meaningful Professional Relationships

Building Upon your Existing Network: Check out the Worksheet HERE

You can learn more or book a session with Alyson by visiting her website,  www.alysongarrido.com 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/alysonloeffelgarrido

Facebook: www.facebook.com/garridocoach

Twitter: @AGarridocoach

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Kelsie Brunick