Nowadays it is somewhat hard to find jobs whether it is via the network or newspaper advertisement and searches. Successful job searches come from network building and contacts, to enable you to find good job opportunities.
The tricks of an effective Network
To some people doing a network search is a piece of cake! To others it may seem like a daunting task if you don’t have the ‘know how of doing network research. Having top referrals is a must for achieving your goals. This will help you to a successful lead to your finding a job.
Finding your Goals
Ask yourself what you want with these referrals/contacts, help of course, to secure a good job with prospects. We all want to prosper with our careers. So we need help or an introduction to an Employer? Job/career guidance? Think. Having more network contacts means more scope of having to build up your network of contacts.
Talk with your friends
Start off with your friends. They are a good source of information for job hunting. Get to know about their careers, get help from them in your quest for new working skills, efforts and ideas. Listen to what they say about their jobs, how they started, their choices etc. Ask them to connect you to someone in your field or a Company of your choice.
Looking for employment opportunities from the network/computer is fine! But remember that going out and meeting people face to face is even better to get to know them. Find groups and people as regards your industry/company by cruising on social media. Use these sources and events to cultivate these relationships with the intention of improving your career.
Ask questions, don’t always sit in front of your computer and the network and forget to pay attention to others. Ask questions based on your career prospects and listen carefully to their answers. Listening to others is the key to success in your career goals.
Look for companies that you are interested in, and look for people who work at these companies. Get an introduction, and see whether it matches with your job goals, if you know someone who works in these companies then ask them whether you could add them as your referrals.
Go out and spend some time at a Volunteer Center, get up from your comfort zone and leave the computer. Help someone in need; this will be good for you if you are unemployed. Choose something that you like doing, something that matches with your job goal in mind. This will help both you and the community and may be perhaps help you grow in your social networking by exposing you to a lot of other diverse amount of people. Help in a professional organization or two this will enable you to build up your career related contacts.
After you attend an event don’t forget to follow up and send a thank you note. If you were asked to do something don’t forget to do it. Stay focused and active. Always have a résumé and business card ready in your purse. You never know if you meet someone and get an opportunity you can give it to them. The main keyword is to build a good rapport with the people you network and socialize.