Guest Author: Global resume authority Jessica Hernandez of http://www.greatresumesfast.com is a former HR Manager who partners with professional- and executive-level candidates to create authentic, branded resumes and cover letters.
There are many important aspects to a job search—and networking is one of them. Knowing the right person who works within—or has strong connections to—a company can work wonders in helping you get your foot in the door.
While many seekers think that networking is a random act that involves telling people they need employment, connecting with the right professionals involves more effort. This is why it’s important to learn the steps of setting up a job seeking network.
Join Online Professional Networks
A great way to get connected to dozens—and sometimes even hundreds—of people is by joining online professional networks. Whether you find them via LinkedIn, Facebook, or any other online resource, they are typically easy to join and filled with people eager and ready to help others find great opportunities.