A few weeks back I sent out a short “Tweet” about networking at your place of worship. Now another article, this time on CNN.com, describes how one man got back into the job market by networking at church.
While I am not religious, I did attend church with my family growing up and I know that this can be a great place for social networking in your community. That being said, it only makes sense that these social networks can be extended to your professional life as well.
So, if you are looking for work, and you have a pre-existing network at your place of worship, why not use it to your advantage?
However, as the article states, there are some caveats:
“Church groups are a good way to use existing community connections to expand your network of people,” according to Career and Business Consultant Kathy Robinson. But the danger is that “you could be getting 20-year-old resume advice,” she warned. “As long as the members are keeping themselves current on job search techniques it’s actually a fabulous resource.”
Either way, think of it as another tool you can use to help you, as a New Grad, find an Entry Level Job.