Use networking to land your next job
Contributed, July 8, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
<HA,4,203>There is no reason to be shy when looking for a new job, use networking to your advantage.
Job hunting is a full-time job in itself and it requires a good amount of planning.
Looking in the help wanted ads in your newspaper and on local job sites is definitely an excellent place to start, however, much more needs to be done.
Along with keeping an eye on advertised job offers, many people also look for work through networking, which basically involves telling as many people as possible that they are actively seeking employment.
There are three different types of networks: Personal networks that include family and close friends, professional networks made-up of people encountered in the working environment or during the job hunting process and virtual networks that can include the two preceding groups as well as on-line encounters, particularly through professional networks.
Sites such as MySpace, Facebook, Friendster, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Twitter and Bebo have become an extremely popular way for people to communicate.
People who have a good network participate in other people’s lives by giving and receiving information, advice, support and commitment.
By making use of this network, you will greatly increase your chances of finding the right job, quickly and easily. Therefore, go for it, be dynamic and... Start networking!