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Networking Will Pay Off Later

Networking will pay off later

Communication, Networking is Important to a Successful Job Search

Did you know that historically, between 70% and 80% of new hires are based on a personal connection or a networking referral? This means that job seekers across all industries and functional disciplines should allocate their time and resources to promote existing connections and establish new relationships.

This includes relationships with current and former employees not just where they have worked, but where they want to work.

Following our recommended proactive networking strategy puts prospective candidates in touch with appropriate inside leads before positions are advertised to outsiders. This offers a distinct advantage in the modern world of mass resume submissions and voluminous applications for each available opening

So whenever appropriate, do not forget to plant a “seed” that might land you a job some time later. Whether online or offline, make sure that you have a consistent message when communicating to strategic relationships or unadvertised leads. Rely on your specialization statement as an introductory elevator statement and then go into greater details when prompted.

As you build relationships and networks, know that these people will become ‘career insurance’ at the worst. Should a job or career fall short and you need to make a change, then these individuals will help you to get your next position.

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You only look for a job a few times in your life. Compared with the amount of time you spend actually doing it, investing time and energy in an effective job search repays the effort many times over. Studies show that people who understand and do well at the job search process enjoy substantially more job satisfaction and higher earnings over the course of their careers.

Those who put extra effort into the job search can bring not just a more satisfying life but extra salary.

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Resume Help, Resume Advice. Learn
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and avoid these biggest resume mistakes