When professionals refer to networking to advance their career, many times they are simply referring to their use of the social networking site LinkedIn.com. Yes, LinkedIn has done a fantastic job of branding itself as the #1 method to grow your professional network, but let’s not throw away the traditional methods just yet. Humans are more likely to remember an individual they’ve met in person, rather than a name they’ve viewed on a screen. Therefore, networking in-person will remain the most [...]
We tend to focus a lot on LinkedIn, when it comes to professional networking to benefit your career. This makes the most sense because LinkedIn was developed for this exact purpose. Many other social networking websites are just that – social networking websites, and not professional networking sites. However, that doesn’t mean that you can’t use other social networks to help you expand your professional network. When looking for tips and ways to grow your network on Twitter, you will [...]
Any recruiter will tell you that they are signed on to LinkedIn.com every single day. Why? Because recruiting has taken on the saying of “out with the old and in with the new”. When LinkedIn came onto the scene, the entire profession of recruiting instantly changed. Instead of using traditional methods to source candidates, they now have hundreds of thousands (and now millions) of candidates right at the tips of their fingers. Without having to leave their desks, they are [...]
Did you know that 29% of professionals find networking offline to be the toughest part of the job search? Our recent poll found that: 29% of respondents voted "Networking Offline" to the question "What is the toughest part of your job search?" 22% of respondents voted "Building a strong resume & cover letter" 19% of respondents voted "Understanding what I want & what I need" 19% of respondents voted "Conceptualizing the job search strategy" While 11% of respondents voted "Networking Online"
Whether you’re starting out on LinkedIn for a job hunt, a strategic partnership or a way to open up a new opportunity, you need a strong professional network (think quality over quantity). Without this online rolodex, it is much more difficult to get through the door of a whole spectrum of possible career choices or business relationships. If you know the industry you want to get into and you have a few places to target, developing strong connections with [...]