An upcoming networking event can cause anxiety for even the most outgoing job hunter. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” While this old saying (seriously old - it was used in a New York Tribune article in 1918) is usually thrown about negatively when someone's complaining about not getting that job or
Networking throughout your career is essential, and no more so than when you are job searching. The exact percentage varies depending on the source, survey after survey shows that the vast majority of newly employed individuals found their new job via word of mouth and networking. The simple facts are: if you are serious about
Mid-career professionals make their own luck when it comes time to search for a job. Even in the worst of economic times, you need to stay ahead of your own career path. For example, if you have been enjoying (if you are lucky!) a 3 to 4% pay increase in each of the last few
If you do not yet see the value of career and job search networking, this article is not for you. If you do not like job search networking, that is poor excuse for avoiding the key to your future career success. Developing, strengthening, and sustaining professional network relationships is at the center of your growth - or
Social media can help a lot with your job searching, especially with online networking and generating leads and referrals for job opportunities. The infographic below provides tips for online networking during your job search.
Networking can give you a distinct competitive advantage when jobs are scarce, generating you more leads and getting you hired faster. We hope you enjoy this infographic which includes a list of tips to turbo charge and strengthen your results from networking.
// // Networking can be the difference between a successful job search and one that remains stagnant. Networking can give you a leg up on your competitors and get you hired faster, even when jobs are scarce and competition is at all-time highs. So how do you turbo charge your networking results to get hired?
You check the newspaper or online listings, see a position that could be great for you, and you apply to it – never to hear from that organization. Does this scenario sound familiar? With fewer jobs in the marketplace, competition is extremely fierce. But if this single, traditional method of finding new employment isn’t working
Social networking can no longer be thought of as just a way to stay connected to friends and family. Social networking has evolved from posting pictures and connecting to people from your past to posting resumes and professional information as a method of connecting to your future. What originally began as informal electronic interaction is
Technology has altered the landscape of job searching in many ways. We're able to access job market information regardless of location and share files/data/information on demand, as needed, without regard to where the prospective employer may be. There is one component of looking for work that hasn't changed, however: Networking. However, the old adage of
Job references. Yes, we know. We can almost hear you groaning. Probably because, as much as you dislike having to make the necessary arrangements to get them, you know that it is "difficult" (i.e., virtually impossible) to get a job without good, if not great, job references. We say "make the necessary arrangements" because there's
Professional networking isn't for amateurs. Or the faint of heart. In fact, if mismanaged, your professional networking efforts may actually hinder, rather than advance, your career. People are often unaware that they are making job search networking mistakes and that's assuming they even know such mistakes are possible. You can engage in various levels of
The holidays will be here before you know it, and that means gatherings, parties, and more social events. If you’re looking to engage in job networking, you may think that this is not the time to start – but that’s not true! With the combination of being around people you know now and those you
There are many skills that you need to land that next job – education, experience, attitude, gumption. With the advent of social and business networking sites and online professional associations, it’s important to spend time on another increasingly crucial skill – networking. Not that networking skills haven’t been important before, but online networking can make