Not a day goes by without me becoming engaged in a conversation with a job seeker, or soon to become job seeker, about launching a search. Over the years that conversation has remained the same with the only change being with the evolution of how the process is conducted. One of the first things a person must do is go to their networks. Take some time to create a list of people within your industry that you’ve come in contact with in the last ten or so years. Years ago it meant digging out all the business cards one had collected over the years. While this is still true today, often times contacts are in the form of email address books.
Social media has become a significant tool to pull out of the job search tool box. Networking with social media should be a well-planned process that can be very effective. However, some people I’ve found are very hesitant about using the power of social media networking. I ran across this article that addresses some of the hesitation. If you wish to discuss your specific job search please feel free to contact me.
View Article: 3 Myths About Online Networking in the Job Search from Business Insider