With the amount of [job] shuffling going on, clearly it pays to stay in touch and keep as many bridges open as you can,” said Smith, author of the book “The Leap: How Three Simple Changes Can Propel Your Career From Good to Great.”Job search ends where it started
Smith, founder and president of an Atlanta-based global executive networking firm called World 50, noted that research shows that 80 percent of jobs are found through networking.
“The broader and better your reputation is, the more likely you’ll find a job,” he said.
And it can’t hurt to make sure your network includes former workplaces, assuming you haven’t been fired for cause or burned your bridges when you left.
Atlanta Journal Constitution