What’s the first thing you would do if you were fired? Punch your boss? Cry like a baby? Throw a party?
Financial blogger Brandt Smith at Get Rich Slowly suggests that your first step should be to contact your network, and he backs up his assertion with a real-life success story. He also shares seven keys to developing a strong network:
#1: Build it before you need it
#2: You must make a deposit before you have the right to withdraw
#3: Give more than you receive
#4: Be open and genuine
#5: Follow up and stay in touch
#6: The devil is in the details
#7: Your network doesn’t end with your contact
Using these principles, the writer had two job offers within a week of being fired. Within two weeks he had settled on one of them — ending up with a promotion from a better company despite the hard economic times.
His take: developing a solid network offers wonderful job security.
What’s your take?
Network Your Way to Job Security [Get Rich Slowly]