When you are looking for your dream job, then you are likely to have plenty of resumes printed out ready to mail off, as well as having it posted on career sites online. You might regularly check for updates, but still don’t see much movement in terms of what you can get done or getting any leads or interviews. So you need to think if you are really tapping into the full potential of the internet to search for and find your next job.
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There are statistics that show that more people are finding the jobs that they want through networking, more than any other method. And for many, this can sound daunting and a little scary; what does networking even mean? But the good news is with the internet, you can get meeting people and networking, all without having to leave the house. So here are some of the ways that you can use the internet to help you to get the job that you want.
Get on LinkedIn
A site like LinkedIn is going to be a good place to start when it comes to the internet and looking for your dream job. You can search for people on there, much like this producer profile, and then get in touch, as well as creating your own profile on there so that people can come to you. It is recommended to make sure that your profile is completed fully, though, as you’ll be much more likely to have people get in touch and get your profile viewed if it is completed.
Interact on Social Networks
If you don’t use social networking sites to interact with others, then it is like going to a networking event and not speaking to anyone. These days, the internet is your networking event. So connect, introduce yourself if they aren’t people that you know directly, and start to build up some friendships and relationships.
Update your status frequently
This will apply to sites like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The reason being is that if you aren’t present and active on there, then people can forget that you are around. So making sure that you create updates will help them to see what you are doing and see what you could offer. Make the updates that you make relevant and not spammy, though, otherwise people are not going to be interested. It can be good to share personal things from time to time, but keep things professional at the same time.
There isn’t one path that will help you to find your next job. But the important things can be being visible in as many places as possible. The majority of people are online these days, especially ones in business and in positions to offer jobs. So they will be on there and looking for you, if you’re prepared to do the work. It is a numbers game in a lot of ways, but these things can help to harness the potential of the internet, to help make your time on there more worthwhile in the job hunt.
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