After learning how to create a great resume and practice your interviewing skills, you need to learn how to market yourself so that others notice you. Learning effective networking can give you an advantage in pfinding available jobs and connecting you with people who make hiring decisions.
Social media has changed job searching. Although most jobs that are posted are posted online, many available jobs are NEVER even advertised. This is because it's all about "who you know" when looking for a job. Learn some networking tips below.
It's Who You Know
Who's in your network?
You may only be thinking of people you know professionally, but since most job openings are found through word of mouth, your network shouldn't stop there. Take time to connect with friends, family, neighbors, religious organizations...almost anyone you meet. Be specific and brief when describing the job you're looking for. At the very least, these people can support you in your job search.
Working Social Media
One of the best ways to find available jobs is also the easiest to mess up. If you don't have a social media presence, you're missing out on a valuable resource. You also need to know how to how to tell others what you bring to a job. This is commonly called an Elevator Speech and can be one of the best ways to let others know you're looking for a job.
Did you know?
85% of jobs
ARE OBTAINED THROUGH PERSONAL CONTACTS AS OPPOSED TO THE
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