How to find a job through networking?

Broderick Charley  2019-09-04 00:34:01

Perhaps your current job just isn’t working out, or you are a fresh graduate and are trying to get employed for the first time. However, the job market can be hard to crack in either case, no matter your age or experience. Start by networking is undoubtedly an entry point in this competitive market. The process may seem daunting, but, going in with determination and a plan will carry you through until you find the perfect opportunity.

  1. 1Keep your eyes on career networking sites. You should pay attention to career networking sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, or WeChat group chat if you are in China. It actually makes a nice impression to employers if you do this in advance before your graduation, and moreover, it’s a good start for building your social network and keeping in the loop for the latest job offers. Of course, following companies that you like and commenting on their posts is also a great way to be noticed.
    • 2Utilize your state job bank. You can also use the internet to search employment resources in your own state. Each state has an online collection of available jobs known as a job bank. Find the job bank for your state and start searching. Much like other job search engines, the state job banks will allow you to search by keyword and city.
      • 3Use your relative network. Networking is a chance to strengthen connections with people in your career field. It’s also a time to meet new people. Moreover, staff referral is one of the most effective methods for recruitments, as companies often prefer to hire someone who their trusted employees can vouch for. Put yourself out there and start communicating with people who could be helpful in your job search.You can say something like, “I’m just getting started in marketing, and I wondered if you know of any opportunities that could be right for me.” If you can get a referral, your resume might just be pushed to the top of the list! Consider reaching out to: Former professors, Past employers, People at the company you want to work for.
        • 4Asking friends and family. Asking around friends and family who also work in the industries you'd like to explore. This can often result in you finding out about vacancies before the competition do, and instantly puts you at an advantage if someone can recommend you!