The purpose of this guide is to help you identify companies for a job search, find job openings in specific fields, perform background research on companies for interviews and create company lists for targeted job searches.
Networking is used by professionals to widen their circles of acquaintances, find out about job opportunities, and to increase their awareness of news and trends in their fields.
Business owners may network to develop relationships with people and companies they may do business with in the future.
Professional networking platforms provide an online location for people to engage with other professionals, join groups, post blogs, and share information.
Networking, It’s not just who you know, it’s who knows you. To be at the right place at the right time, with a smile, articulate message and strong handshake used to be enough to network effectively to land an opportunity. Today, with social media and the internet a professional virtual presence is a must along with these critical interpersonal skills.
The Internet and Social Media
Your virtual presence is the only window employers have into your life. Make it count. Keep it positive. It tells them how you will represent them if employed.
Manage your privacy settings on social media sites such as Facebook
Do not post unprofessional photos or controversial comments
Be careful not to participate in negative and derogatory blog discussions
Once it is “out there” content is difficult to remove
Over 130+ million registered members connect on Jobcase to seize opportunities, share advice, and navigate the work landscape together. Online or in the Jobcase app, workers can find jobs, apply instantly, and get and give the support everyone needs on their way to success.
LinkedIn is the most widely used professional network on the Internet. Create your profile with a professional photo, a headline including your area of study or career ambitions, and experiences that reflect character and leadership. Use keywords so that employers can find you.