Getting Social in Your Job Search!

April 22nd, 2013 | Job Search, Resume | No Comments »

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Across the internet are thousands of professional communities that focus on everything from broad generalities to specialized niches. Most of us know about them but can you say that you are an active participant in your industry’s narrative?

LinkedIn, Dice, and countless other social forums can allow you to add to your industry’s ever-evolving conversation while simultaneously opening up your awareness of new positions.

You can benefit from being part of an online community in the following ways:

1.) You can explore the ideas of other users on networks like LinkedIn and find potential answers for perplexing challenges.
2.) You can make your voice heard to a broader audience of hiring managers and your peers.
3.) You can forge relationships with industry professionals who are otherwise outside of your geographical range.
4.) You can network with seasoned veterans and up-and-coming innovators.
5.) You can find out about open job opportunities through new contacts.
6.) You can build up the number of people who will act as your references to hiring managers.
7.) You can get the inside scoop on companies that you are interested in professionally.

So really, there’s no reason to go the job search alone. Keep up your other tactics but make sure to get a bit social from time to time. That way, you don’t have to break your back while trying to lock down a new job.

by James Walsh

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