Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Employer Report: Outsource Your Networking

With the holidays around the corner, you probably see your calendar booking up with holiday networking events. If your business development relies heavily on word of mouth referrals, why not think about increasing your reach during this busy season by hiring someone to network on behalf of your businesss.
Sound too good to be true? Here are some things to think about:
  • Train your Urban Intern on how you give your pitch. He or she will be representing you and your company and you want to make sure it's done right. Talking points are also helpful - a few bullets on the information you want to share will go a long way.
  • Provide company materials. Even if it's just your business card, you want to make sure that people who hear about your company and love it can get in touch with you.
  • Plan a follow-up strategy. Whether you want to follow up directly or want your Urban Intern to send a quick note to new connections, post-event contact is critical to maintain relationships.
And remember, whether long-term or short-term, virtual or in-person, college student or seasoned professional, paid or unpaid -- you define your needs, we provide access to connections. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE OF HIRING!
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* And remember, we have Urban Interns in NYC, Boston, Chicago, and Washington DC; and virtual Urban Interns across the country.

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