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If you want to advance in your career – whether that’s in employment or in business – you're going to need an old boys’ network. The old boys’ network was how people progressed in previous generations. Actually, it was how public school educated white men progressed. I'd love to say the old boys’ network is well, old, but the truth is it still exists today and if you want to get ahead, you need your own network. The good news is you don’t (only) have to be white, male or public school educated any more to have an old boys’ network – you can go ahead and form your own network now, whatever stage of your career you’re in, with these seven steps. Seven steps to creating your own old boys’ network 1) Be on good terms with family members Since most old boys’ networks are built on personal relationships, ...
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If you somehow got to this article because you're in the middle of an online job search and you're exhausted and in need of a break, let me give you permission to stop. Permanently. Stop wasting your time applying for jobs because this method simply doesn't work. Seriously, applying for an advertised job these days is like buying a lottery ticket and crossing your fingers every week hoping your numbers will come up. The odds of winning the lottery and landing an advertised job are probably the same – very slim. There's only one way to beat these odds on the job side and that is by being the safe bet. What's the safe bet? Glad you asked! That's that one candidate who ticks pretty much all the boxes in the "essential" AND "desirable" skills AND personal attributes columns on the job description (side note: they say it's desirable but ...
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