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Week 6: Developing Your Fandom

Why You Need to Develop Your Fandom

Video Time: 10 Minutes           Action Time: 5-10 Minutes

This week’s topic is all about developing your fandom. Have you decided what 3 companies you are targeting? Last week’s ACTION was to identify your top 3 companies. If you didn’t do that, go back to last week, watch the episodes and do the ACTION steps!

Because if you don’t identify a target, you are shooting at nothing! And when you are shooting at nothing, you can’t connect with the RIGHT people.

A clapper filled with production title, takes, scene and director name to film you developing your fandom

This week’s topic is all about developing your fandom. Have you decided what 3 companies you are targeting? Last week’s ACTION was to identify your top 3 companies. If you didn’t do that, go back to last week, watch the episodes and do the ACTION steps!

Because if you don’t identify a target, you are shooting at nothing! And when you are shooting at nothing, you can’t connect with the RIGHT people.

A clapper filled with production title, takes, scene and director name to film you developing your fandom

 As a college student or recent grad, it’s important to make the right connections to get your foot in the door. If you have already chosen your top 3 companies! congrats! Did you start connecting with people from those companies? If so, go to our Private LinkedIn Membership Community and let us know how you are doing. If you are getting stuck, let us know and we will unstick you! If you are moving along, please brag about it so we can celebrate along with you!

LinkedIn Private Membership Community to helps teach students how to get job in 12 weeks

 As a college student or recent grad, it’s important to make the right connections to get your foot in the door. If you have already chosen your top 3 companies! congrats! Did you start connecting with people from those companies? If so, go to our Private LinkedIn Membership Community and let us know how you are doing. If you are getting stuck, let us know and we will unstick you! If you are moving along, please brag about it so we can celebrate along with you!

LinkedIn Private Membership Community to helps teach students how to get job in 12 weeks

Fears and Frustrations: Making the First Move on LinkedIn

We know that reaching out to new people can be intimidating. You may be worried that people will judge your LinkedIn profile or your personality once they get to know you. Although, if you have been following our action steps, you should already have created a profile that will stand out from the crowd. You may also be worried that you might not get a response back right away. If this happens try not to take it personally. The person may not check their LinkedIn account that often or got busy and forgot to respond to your message. As a college student or recent grad, you may feel like a small fish in a big pond. 

Ongoing applause in zoom meeting makes the man think if he should go with the flow.

You may feel that you don’t have enough experience to offer a potential employer, but this is not the case! Remember we are here to guide you every step of the way!

We know that reaching out to new people can be intimidating. You may be worried that people will judge your LinkedIn profile or your personality once they get to know you. Although, if you have been following our action steps, you should already have created a profile that will stand out from the crowd. You may also be worried that you might not get a response back right away. If this happens try not to take it personally. The person may not check their LinkedIn account that often or got busy and forgot to respond to your message. As a college student or recent grad, you may feel like a small fish in a big pond. You may feel that you don’t have enough experience to offer a potential employer, but this is not the case! Remember we are here to guide you every step of the way!

Ongoing applause in zoom meeting makes the man think if he should go with the flow.

It’s All About the Numbers

While reaching out can be scary, it is important to face your fears. Developing these connections will advance your career just by knowing more people and having them know you. As a college student or recent grad, this will help you begin to make a name for yourself outside your college campus. You will learn new ideas. These people may give you an outside perspective on certain career fields you hadn’t even thought about. Networking helps you expand your career opportunities as well.

This is why networking and building relationships are so important. The numbers don’t lie folks!

It’s important to set up a meeting with your connections once you start reaching out. Face-to-face meetings can help build personal connections and feel more organic. 

A lady enjoying center stage attention

If you live far away from them, do a Skype meeting or Face-time them! You want to see them and have them see you. When you see someone in person you can pick up on certain visual cues, such as body language or facial expressions. Things in their environment can also tell you something about them. Maybe you can see inside their office and you see a cool painting behind them, a picture of their family, or if their office is a wreck with clutter or if it is pristine. All these bits of information give you clues to the type of person they are.

While reaching out can be scary, it is important to face your fears. Developing these connections will advance your career just by knowing more people and having them know you. As a college student or recent grad, this will help you begin to make a name for yourself outside your college campus. You will learn new ideas. These people may give you an outside perspective on certain career fields you hadn’t even thought about. Networking helps you expand your career opportunities as well.

This is why networking and building relationships are so important. The numbers don’t lie folks!

It’s important to set up a meeting with your connections once you start reaching out. Face-to-face meetings can help build personal connections and feel more organic. 

A lady enjoying center stage attention

If you live far away from them, do a Skype meeting or Face-time them! You want to see them and have them see you. When you see someone in person you can pick up on certain visual cues, such as body language or facial expressions. Things in their environment can also tell you something about them. Maybe you can see inside their office and you see a cool painting behind them, a picture of their family, or if their office is a wreck with clutter or if it is pristine. All these bits of information give you clues to the type of person they are.

We Interrupt this Program for Some Breaking News!

Newscaster 1: This just in! Studies show that 80% of positions are filled through networking and only 20-50% of openings are posted online in many companies. Can you believe it, folks?

Newscaster 2: Yes, the numbers really speak for themselves on this one. We’ve also recently learned that only 7% of job candidates get referrals, but, 40% of new hires are from referrals. Now that’s one to think long and hard about.

Newscaster 1: Here to remind you to grow your fandom, folks, in order to get on the fast track to your dream job.

 

Two newscasters saying how important it is to network while job hunting

Newscaster 2: That’s all for now. Join us next week for, “LinkedIn and YOU.” Signing off.

Two newscasters saying how important it is to network while job hunting

Newscaster 1: This just in! Studies show that 80% of positions are filled through networking and only 20-50% of openings are posted online in many companies. Can you believe it, folks?

Newscaster 2: Yes, the numbers really speak for themselves on this one. We’ve also recently learned that only 7% of job candidates get referrals, but, 40% of new hires are from referrals. Now that’s one to think long and hard about.

Newscaster 1: Here to remind you to grow your fandom, folks, in order to get on the fast track to your dream job.

Newscaster 2: That’s all for now. Join us next week for, “LinkedIn and YOU.” Signing off.

Another reason is so that they can see you aren’t a robot. They want to see your personality and get to know you! It is much more personal than a text or phone call. Just think the people that you bonded with in college are probably the ones you spend the most time with outside of classes. It’s the same thing when it comes to networking. The more you get to know the person the stronger the connection will be!

Another reason is so that they can see you aren’t a robot. They want to see your personality and get to know you! It is much more personal than a text or phone call. Just think the people that you bonded with in college are probably the ones you spend the most time with outside of classes. It’s the same thing when it comes to networking. The more you get to know the person the stronger the connection will be!