Advice: The Art of Working and Reworking Your Network

Published: Dec 17, 2009

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WSJ -- Revisiting your network for more help on landing a job can be uncomfortable, especially if they’ve already tried to help. But with the search taking longer, it’s important to continue to reconnect with contacts — even if they didn’t succeed in helping you the first time. To get past the unease of asking for help, John Crant, career expert and founder of suggests showing the person how you can still be valuable as a job seeker. Make sure to ease into a pleasant conversation, because “there is always an ego component to networking as everyone secretly, if not overtly, wishes to be the center of attention,” says Mr. Crant. Here, Mr. Crant shares advice on how job seekers can continue to work with their network:

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