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In our modern age, there are infinite job openings in every field. However, there are also countless candidates ready to grab those jobs.
It is important to find new ways to make yourself stand out from the crowd, so you can pull ahead in this cutthroat competition. Most students take courses and aim to get certifications so they can appeal to employers with their advanced skills, but with the huge number of students getting certified, certifications have become a basic qualifying requirement. So what more can you do to ensure that you get a job? Is there any way to guarantee success in your job hunt? Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. But getting a job depends most upon you and your ability to network.
What is Networking?
Networking is one of the easiest approaches when searching for a job. Continually add people to your network and interact with them in order to move up in your field.
Now you might be asking, “How is networking beneficial for me?”
Thousands of jobs open up every day in different companies, and not even half are posted online. How beneficial would it be if you had someone on the inside of the company who could update you whenever a job opens up, or even before it becomes available? Networking is a win-win situation; not only will it assist you in finding job openings, but your inside connections might also put in a good word for you. There are numerous other benefits to networking, and we will go through some of them below.
Benefits of Networking
There are several advantages of networking that you may not know about.
1. Job Openings
Networking keeps you updated on the latest job openings in different companies. Your connections will let you know when a job is about to open up, when someone is leaving a company and making a position available, or when a company may be opening a new branch.
Most companies launch referral programs where the employees are asked to put in one or two referrals for their known contacts. The employees of the company will get a bonus if one of their contacts is hired. If you have a connection inside a company, they could give your name as a referral — you might get a job, and they might get a bonus!
Feedback enables you to know if you are going in the right direction. Imagine having HR people in your network who give interviews and go through résumés for a living. What if you could show them your résumé or do a mock interview with them? Their feedback will improve your approach and help you to give future interviewers exactly what they are looking for.
Interacting with new people regularly will boost your confidence. You won’t shy away from a conversation and will learn to communicate effectively with other people. This will help you to tackle interviews head on and impress potential employers.
When you have high-profile people in your network, just their names can get you far. If they put in a good word for you, there is a good chance that you will be hired. Try to interact with as many people as you can, and make friends on every level that may be able to help you get a foot in the door.
What Do You Need to Do?
Though networking is a science, it is also a simple concept to learn.
For people who are very extroverted and outgoing, it will be easy; do what you already do. Talk to people you meet at social gatherings, friends of friends, family contacts, social media friends, etc. For people who are very introverted and shy, it will be more challenging, but this is a great opportunity to boost your self-confidence. Start by making one new friend at work and watch how this expands your circle, ultimately building a strong network of links.
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