** People Who Can Network Get The HIDDEN Jobs **
This http://www.WorkTree.com career article will explain to you benefits of networking. I will also provide some tips and sources that you can use immediately to start building your personal network.
I’ll quickly cover following:
A) Why Network With People? B) Five Networking Tips To Get Started. C) Quick Networking Hints. D) Sources To Start Your Network.
****** FACT ****** Employers love referrals and first look to tap their own workers for people they know that can fill open positions. Its cheaper and provides for more quality employees.
By networking, you increase your chances of being personally referred and thus have your foot in door.
=========================================== WHY NETWORK WITH PEOPLE? =========================================== It's true, some of best jobs are never advertised. Many are filled by successful job seekers who networked with right people and got job before it was ever advertised.
It’s a proven fact that informal networking is a great method to gain more job leads and information about job opportunities that are not normally advertised. There is more to successful networking than just talking to your friends. To be a successful networker you must have as many contacts as possible hear your pitch and understand that you are in job market. There are many studies and surveys that clearly show that networking made difference for successful job seekers.
Now that you understand power of networking, here are some tips and advice that will help you get started.
=========================================== FIVE NETWORKING TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW ===========================================
Tip #1 NETWORK ANYWHERE That’s beauty of this strategy. You can network in a movie line, restaurants, church, a friend’s wedding, etc. Converse and communicate your desires to 20 people at next social get together… those 20 people know 20 more people and so on. You get idea. To get a jump on things, easily start with people you already know such as family and friends. The size of this network may surprise you.
Tip #2 NETWORK FOR REFERRALS Remember your goal: You want people who you network with to eventually get your resume in front of person doing hiring. As you network you will meet many people at various companies. If you find out that a job is open at one of these companies, you will definitely have an advantage by saying you know so and so or even having that person “refer” you in. Companies always lean more towards inside referrals when hiring.
Tip #3 DON’T BE SHY You never know who could have perfect untapped job lead. For many people, there is an anxiety fear of just meeting new people and starting a conversation. Its really not that bad, if someone came up to you and started small talk, how would you feel? You wouldn’t think any less of person would you? People by nature are of a social nature. Don’t be shy as it could cost you perfect opportunity. By just dropping your name to right person you only increase your chances.