The Savvy Session

S2 Ep12 - The Power of Networking in Your Job Search with Trisha Degg

July 23, 2023 Paula Kircher & Kirsten Ramos Season 2 Episode 12
The Savvy Session
S2 Ep12 - The Power of Networking in Your Job Search with Trisha Degg
Show Notes

Ever Felt Lost While on a Job Hunt?

Job seeking can be a tough path.  But, let's change our perspective and see the job search as a golden opportunity.

In our latest podcast episode, we talk with Trisha Degg, a dynamic talent director, travel enthusiast, foodie and master connector.  She shares her valuable insights on networking, relationship-building, and the art of making meaningful connections. 

She highlighted the importance of maintaining relationships in your network and using this network proactively when job seeking.

Your network is your professional currency, it's more than just a group of people you know.  It's a collection of relationships that can help pave the way to new opportunities and career advancements.

Key takeaways from our insightful conversation:

Harness the Power of Your Network

  • Every connection counts
  • Take care of your network and maintain relationships with the people you meet
  • Follow up with a thank you email after meeting someone new

Job Search Like a Job

  • Treat your job seeking process as an actual job
  • Structure your days with robust plans
  • This will keep you focused and proactive

LinkedIn – A Powerful Tool

  • Leverage LinkedIn to connect with potential employers and influencers
  • Download your LinkedIn contacts and reach out with a personalized message, stating your intentions and capabilities 
  • Set daily goals for reaching out to a certain number of people

The 'No Application' Route

  • Here's something you might not have heard before - Trisha didn't apply to any jobs.  Instead, she reached out to her network and active connections resulting in successful job opportunities.

Trisha Degg is the VP of Talent Platform for Jump Capital.  Trisha helps Jump's 65-plus portfolio companies navigate the tight talent market to find the best of the best.  With over 15 years of corporate recruiting, campus recruitment, and HR experience, Trisha excels at finding new ways to locate talent, and is passionate about networking.  She works with the heads of HR/Talent and founders at portfolio companies to help develop and refine their procedures and processes.  Trisha’s specialties are talent attraction and retention, organizational development, manager training, interview skills/resume writing, building and refining internship programs, and employment branding

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