Learn How To Network for HIDDEN Jobs

Written by Nathan Newberger

** People Who Can Network Get The HIDDEN Jobs **

This http://www.WorkTree.com career article will explain to yourepparttar 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 coverrepparttar 136196 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 inrepparttar 136197 door.

=========================================== WHY NETWORK WITH PEOPLE? =========================================== It's true, some ofrepparttar 136198 best jobs are never advertised. Many are filled by successful job seekers who networked withrepparttar 136199 right people and gotrepparttar 136200 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 inrepparttar 136201 job market. There are many studies and surveys that clearly show that networking maderepparttar 136202 difference for successful job seekers.

Now that you understandrepparttar 136203 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’srepparttar 136204 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 atrepparttar 136205 next social get together… those 20 people know 20 more people and so on. You getrepparttar 136206 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 wantrepparttar 136207 people who you network with to eventually get your resume in front ofrepparttar 136208 person doingrepparttar 136209 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 haverepparttar 136210 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 ofrepparttar 136211 person would you? People by nature are of a social nature. Don’t be shy as it could cost yourepparttar 136212 perfect opportunity. By just dropping your name torepparttar 136213 right person you only increase your chances.

Mystery Shopping -- An excellent part time job or additional income source

Written by Steve Pearce

Thoughrepparttar name itself may seem a bit mysterious,repparttar 136135 concept of mystery shopping is actually straightforward. Also referred to as secret shopping, performance evaluations, service checks and frontline evaluations to name a few, mystery shopping allows companies to obtain a “snapshot in time” by trained researchers who know in advance what they are to evaluate. It provides management a method to quickly yet efficiently evaluate their business practices, deliverables, and employees fromrepparttar 136136 perspective of a non-biased consumer. Mystery shoppers visit or call businesses posing as ordinary customers and provide detailed evaluations of their experience using written reports or questionnaires.

Mystery shopping is used in a wide variety of industries such as retail, restaurants, financial institutions, convenience stores and gas stations, service providers, manufacturers, department stores, travel and entertainment, etc. Though there is a certain level of responsibility and professionalism required to be an effective mystery shopper, you should never have to pay to get a job. There are dozens of companies claiming that by paying them a registration fee they will send you job opportunities and teach yourepparttar 136137 steps to becoming a shopper. This may be true, but is also completely unnecessary.

The legitimate mystery shopping companies inrepparttar 136138 industry NEVER charge fees torepparttar 136139 shopper. Training, tips for improvement, and shopping opportunities are provided free to registered shoppers. Mystery shoppers are either paid a pre-arranged fee for a particular shop, a reimbursement for a purchase or a combination of both. Though it is possible to make a living solely from mystery shopping, it is not very common. Most shoppers view this as a second income source or as a way to obtain fully reimbursed meals, products, and services.

The registration process with leading mystery shopping companies has improved overrepparttar 136140 years. Most provide a simple online form that takes only a few minutes to complete. Once you have registered with a company or two, they will start informing you of shopping opportunities. Most of these are “first-come, first-serve”, so be sure to providerepparttar 136141 company with an email address that you check regularly, and a phone number where you can be easily reached.

Be willing to accept last minute assignments and treat bottom-of-the-barrel assignments just like top-of-the-line assignments. At first, take whatever you can get. This will allow you to build a reputation with each company. The old adage, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression,” is exceptionally true in this industry. Make sure you completely understandrepparttar 136142 instructions forrepparttar 136143 particular shop, be impartial, and focus on accuracy. You may be required to document employee names and descriptions, prices, inventory evaluations, etc.

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