One of the best ways to get your dream job is to master the power of networking. It is believed that about 80% of all job openings are filled as a direct result of networking. So, how do you take advantage of networking to land your dream job?
Here are proven steps you can take to get your dream job through networking.
Talk to your friends and family members
One of the best ways to get a job is to talk with your immediate circle of friends and family members. This is very useful if your close friends and family members are working in the desired field.Most companies advertise job openings internally before going external. Your friends and family can quickly inform you if such openings are available, and can advocate you as a reference.
Participate in Professional Blog commenting
Many companies and professionals maintain active blogs. Find professionals who post contents regularly and comment positively on their post. Experts always love involved people and if you become an active member of their blog, they would naturally want to know more about you especially if you have something good to offer them or their company.
Volunteer your time to Community work
Use your time and experience to volunteer for nonprofit organizations. You will have the chance to meet new people who are looking for someone just like you. It is also an opportunity to sell your skills and abilities to potential employers aside helping others.
Expand your social circle
Become a forthcoming person and let people easily strike up friendships with you. Be likeable and develop positive habits and character traits so that people find you pleasure to be with and hold conversations with. Just make sure that you don’t pretend when you become friendly towards people.
Lastly, join social networking platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. By joining groups and participating in group discussions of these social networks, you show your creativity and enthusiasm in your field. When a potential employer Google’s you (and they will), they will find these interactions and you will gain credibility and an edge over others who haven’t taken the extra step to get involved and engaged.