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3 LinkedIn Tricks to Get the Job You Want
The first rule of LinkenIn is right after you meet someone, follow up with a request to connect via LinkedIn. The reason is employers prefer to hire via referrals, and when you connect with people on a social media site like LinkedIn that you’d never otherwise meet, you multiply your chances of winning a referral. Indeed, any opportunity to expand the pool of people who know you (and hopefully like and trust you) can help you land the job you want. Thankfully, most jobseekers know this first rule of LinkedIn, and use it. However, there are several other rules, or tricks, that users don't often take advantage of. And here are three that could be essential to getting the job you want. Read more.
What Is Networking and How Does It Help You Find a Job?
Why Network? You’re busy and have a lot of things vying for your time and attention. Why should “networking” be near the top of your list? CareerXRoads, an international consulting practice that works with corporations to identify recruiting solutions, surveys employers annually regarding their hiring practices. According to their research, referrals (when a current employee suggests a candidate for consideration) are still the top sources of new hires. Read Full Article.
Top Ten Things to Know about Researching Companies
We can't stress it often enough - effective job hunting starts with research.
1. Start your research early. Don't wait until you've secured an interview. Researching companies and the industry overall may point you to companies you never even considered applying to. Likewise, you may read up on a company only to find out that they have just laid off 10 percent of their work force, or are in the midst of a hiring freeze. Read Full Article