How can networking help me get a job?
The majority of jobs are found by word of mouth, or by someone passing information to a friend, family member or associate. The more you, the job seeker, talk to others about your job search and your enthusiasm for getting the right job, the more likely you are to get a lead that may develop into a job opportunity. A lead may be a connection to someone who is hiring, information about an opening, or a connection to someone who might connect you to someone or something else.
The links below may give you some information on how to effectively network to help you find jobs:
- Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success: Networking (Department of Labor)
- Networking: A Consumer Guide to an Effective Job Search This step-by-step approach answers the “how to” & “with who” questions of networking.
- 4 Simple Networking Tips for Job Seekers This article goes over tips that will help job seekers start networking.
- Networking 101 This article from The Washington Post answers the questions of what networking is & why to do it.