Gone are the days when the trusty newspaper was the primary source for helping us to secure a new job. Now-a-days, we have to rely on more resourceful options to assist us with gaining employment. Noted below are 3 promising tips to assist you in jump starting your job search.
- Networking – Whom do you know? Create a list of business associates and friends. Then contact them each individually and make them aware of your situation. Believe it or not, great employment opportunities have been obtained more so from whom you know than what you know. Not to say that experience and expertise in any field is not a plus, but when it comes to getting a edge on the competition, than it never hurts to dial a friend. But it’s creating those powerful networking opportunities that could make the difference between another day of hitting the pavement or one that is golden.
- Join a professional organization that is affiliated with area of expertise. Every industry, profession, or trade should have at least one professional association where you can join. Professional organizations provide a resource through newsletters which provides information on current employment opportunities additionally these organizations hold conferences and seminars where you can network with like minded professionals, exchange business cards and establish a new professional relationship.
- Use Social Media. Social Media is here and it’s staying. The popularity with this resource is that it’s convenient someone can tweet you while you’re multitasking at work, it’s mobile so you can receive a Facebook on your cell, and you can connect with long lost friends and family. My personal favorite in LinkedIn, although the other social media platforms are great for socializing LinkedIn is exceptional for business. So consider how powerful this resource can be for you when using it to network for a career.