My career path can be traced back to a memorable five-minute conversation and a follow-up phone call.
Around graduation time, I probably sent over 100 job applications and made over 100 cold calls - with no luck.
I remembered someone I met and had a conversation with at the International Recruitment Forum five months earlier. He was the Human Resources Director for the Hyatt Group. I picked up the phone and called him from my home town in Nigeria - he remembered me!
After our phone conversation, he sent an email to the Food & Beverage Director of the Hyatt Group who invited me for an interview. A few weeks later I was offered a job and was on a flight across the world to Dubai.
Networking skills led me to a job as Sales Executive for the Jumeirah Group in Dubai, United Emirates. Here are my 5 tips for leaving the right impression that just might lead you to the job of your dreams.