By far, the most successful way to land a job is through your inside connections, and the people to whom they could connect you, according to new research. The key question is: How do you network more effectively and more consistently? Consider these five ‘musts’ for you to network more efficiently to help you land the job you really want.
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Company presence on Facebook is growing rapidly and you better believe hiring managers are going to browse through your profile to see if you are a good fit for their position. Rather than viewing this as a threatening reality, turn the tables around and recognize Facebook as an invaluable tool to land your next job. Here is your complete guide to finding a job on Facebook.
One thing is sure. Optimal effectiveness does not come from having the most friends, followers or connections. Job hunting (and the required forms of networking) is rarely a question of volume. If volume worked, sending a resume to every job you see online would get you a job. You’ve tried that and know it doesn’t work. Here are 7 really useful things to do when you are networking.
This ‘us against them’ thing has really gotten out of hand. We live in an ‘Occupy Everything’ world where 24/7 transparency is occasionally clipped by anonymity and the Anonymous movement to disrupt supposed social injustices while complaints of retaliation by employers trumped race for the second consecutive year, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Now breathe and let’s start again… In the world of work, whether you’re looking for a new job or looking for advancement within, you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
This week, Glassdoor is merging two other streams of data to create a single environment for job hunters. Glassdoor has always had a flow of millions of job listings. When people come to research jobs and companies, they get the web’s most comprehensive picture of the inside of the company, the jobs available, what it’s like to work there and the details of the hiring process. With Inside Connections, Glassdoor allows job hunters to harness their Facebook network to round out the rest of the services. Using Facebook to log in to the site makes it possible for Glassdoor to evaluate your Facebook network to see who can help you with the job hunt.
Wouldn’t it be great if you had a friend on the inside at the company where your “dream job” is listed? Check out this brief video on how to use Glassdoor’s Inside Connections,™ a new tool for job seekers that leverages your Facebook network so you can uncover which friends (and friends of friends) work or have recently worked at more than 150,000 companies all over the world.
Glassdoor, a jobs and career community, has just launched a new tool to help job seekers get the answers to all those questions and more. The new tool, Inside Connections™, leverages your Facebook network to help you find an ‘in’ at specific companies where you’d like to work. You may be surprised on who has that ‘in’ you’re looking for – it could be a friend you grew up with, a fraternity brother or sorority sister, a co-worker, someone from your basketball fantasy league or perhaps even your own mom.