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Networking

A vital component to any job search is networking, which is more than cheesy introductions, handshakes and small talk. Various research studies on this topic indicate that 40-80% of people get jobs through their contacts (i.e. networking). Below is a list of various networking tactics.

Social Networking (Facebook & Twitter) - get connected

Employers DO use internet search engines and social networking sites to check up on potential hires.

  • Use your site as a marketing tool. Highlight your resume, accomplishments, and professional skills.
  • Be cautious about content you put on social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook.
  • Check social networking sites for profiles of employers that interest you.