The resume/messaging is in place; the strategic vision for the job search has been set; and your job search agent built an employer profile list, identified strong contacts at these employers, and made the initial introductions. Now it’s time for you to pick up the ball, but you aren’t sure what to do with it….The following presentation outlines how to identify the types of contacts you are dealing with and how best to approach them. It also provides key pointers for conducting an informational interview and the proper follow-up.

This is an exciting time, but it is also a critical one. To give yourself another option other than the job board/recruiter rat race, where you go from here with employer profiling is important. Patience and finesse will pay off.