How to Engage Your Network During a Job Search
It is estimated that 80% of jobs landed today are done through networking, meaning most jobs are filled through individual searches, not mass job boards. Therefore, during your search, be sure to invest most of your time in networking to uncover great opportunities within the hidden job market.
How can engage and grow your network to find and land your next job?
👉🏼 Reach out to the networks you already have on your social media platforms, and in your professional and personal networks, learn about opportunities, have information calls to learn more about specific companies, and to let others know you’re in the job search market.
👉🏼 Grow your network on LinkedIn strategically, by connecting with others in your industry, including recruiters, decision makers and thought leaders.
👉🏼 Use the My Network tab on LinkedIn to review people you may know including past colleagues, college friendships, groups you are in, volunteer interests, local professionals, and those you know personally. It’s a great time to connect and catch up!
Any other suggestions to engage your network in your job search?