Him: What will you be doing after you take early retirement?
Me: Hmmm…I’m not sure.
Him: You can’t just sit around watching TV all day. Really, what will you do?
Me: Maybe teaching…. maybe coaching?
Him: Just a minute…. (he runs off to grab his black book)
Him: (back with a business card) …. Call this guy. He’s the founder of a small graduate school and he’s looking for teachers.
Him is not a recruiter, headhunter, job matchmaker, or career coach — at least not officially.
Him is the airport massage guy.
The consummate networker. And a recruiter, headhunter, job matchmaker and career coach. Think about it. Who does he connect with every day? People who travel and need massages including (!) Road Warrior Executives and Managers, Movers and Shakers, Decision Makers. Yes, Hiring Managers. (!)