Networking is: The process of developing, maintaining and nurturing mutually-beneficial relationships that foster professional and personal growth. It is the number one way to get a job in today’s world!
Make a great first impression!
Always continue networking to develop contacts and potential jobs or internships. Your job search is never over even if you are already working.
Social networking is the art of using digital, web-based technology to connect and communicate with others. It has become a great resource to widening connections and making information available to you – and your potential future employers. Online professional networking sites-such as Linkedin.com, allow you to create a professional profile. The accessibility and relatively low-cost make social networking a key vehicle for employers to use for recruiting.
Many companies use online social networking sources to list current and upcoming job openings; many companies also turn to online sources to find qualified candidates to fill open positions.
You may use social networking to:
Remember, the online hiring process works both ways: you can use these sites to search for jobs and make connections online, and potential employers can use sites to identify candidates and fill open positions.
Key social networking sites used for job search include:
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