Master the Art of Networking
Understanding Social Media
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can be important tools in your job search. In essence, social media can play three important roles as it relates to your job search - the first is to connect you with employers, the second is to display your job skills and abilities, and the third is to broaden your job search network.
Learn how social media can help your job search
It's not who you know...
...it's about who knows you. The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey shows that around 70 percent of jobs are obtained through networking. Learning various networking methods will improve your job-search success rate.
Clean Up Your Digital Footprint
It's common for employers or hiring managers to search the internet for information about job applicants before hiring them. Check out our tips to ensure that your "digital footprint" will help your odds of obtaining employment.Read more about your digital footprint
Identifying and Building Your Job Search Network
Everyone you know and everyone each of those people know are potential members of your job search network. The key is learning how to utilize your network to help you secure the job of your choice.Learn how to build your network
Jobseekers are often reluctant to network because they are uncomfortable striking up conversations with new people or find it awkward to talk about themselves in ways that may feel like bragging. Fortunately, there are strategies to help job seekers overcome these obstacle.Introducing yourself and asking the right questions
Identify and Prepare Your Professional References
Employers usually ask for the names of several references before making a hiring decision - people you have worked with who will vouch for your work ethic and character. It's a good idea to identify people with whom you have had a successful working relationship, and who are willing to share what they know about you.