Landing a job today isn’t just searching for it online and dropping in your resume. It requires effort and most importantly—successful networking.
When it comes to job search, who you know matters more than what you know. The first part of this statement “who you know” holds more importance.
Of course, it’s essential for you to have a solid skill set, required qualifications, and experience to perform a certain job effectively. So, it goes without saying that “what you know” remains vital in landing a job at your dream company. However, “who you know” is the force that will help you through the door, grow and flourish—keeping all things equal.
Networking is the key to excelling at “who you know” factor. Whether you prefer connecting with people in person or online, there are a number of effective networking tricks that will help you land successfully land your dream job. To learn those tips, read on!
This tip remains on the top because every human is unique in terms of processing certain things—especially, connecting with people. For instance, an introvert will interact differently with people than an extrovert. If they attempt to network like an extrovert, they won’t be confident and comfortable—which is extremely significant for successful networking.
There are several quizzes available online that you can take to find the right networking style that synchronizes with your personality.
It won’t be wrong to say that the vast variety of social media platforms is a treasure for job seekers. Here’s how you can amp up your networking on LinkedIn and Twitter:
No matter where you stand in your job search process, LinkedIn should always remain your starting point. You can search for vacancies using the job title if you don’t have a company’s preference or look for job vacancies in a company where you wish to work. Then look for professionals who’ve been a part of that company for years and connect with them on LinkedIn. Make sure you don’t bombard their inbox with your resume, unless you’re asked to send it. Also, it’s important to keep your LinkedIn profile updated at all times.
Look for your targeted organizations on twitter and follow their career handles to stay updated about any job vacancies. The best way to connect on Twitter is to like, retweet, or comment on posts by leading professionals. To make sure you don’t look like a stalker, reach out to them in their direct inbox after two to three interactions. Share your views on their tweets. Once you have developed an understanding with them, guide them to your LinkedIn profile for further details.