8 Ways To Turn A Lead Into A Job

Man in business suit looking through binoculars
Man in business suit looking through binoculars

You're looking for a job and someone tells you, "Speak with Joe Smith. He may be able to help you." But if you're like most people, you don't know how to turn the lead into a job. This plan will maximize your chances:

1. Ask for an introduction. Rather than contacting the lead, ask your referrer if s/he'd be willing to introduce you to the lead. Chemistry is usually best in-person but a Google Hangout or even teleconference will do.