Have you ever heard the expression it’s not always what you know, but who you know?
What they were really talking about is the importance of building connections both personally and professionally as well as maintaining those connections.
Having connections in your work life gives you access to a network of individuals to build your career, references, and when you're looking for a new job.
Jobcase now offers a very simple and fast way for you to connect with others here in our community and beyond! Let's first take a look at why building connections is so important.
Many people think that the only way to find jobs is to search online job boards and blast your customized resume out to hundreds of openings. What you may not know is that being referred by an internal employee is the most helpful when it comes to landing your next job!
Check out a few techniques to find connections at the places you want to work at and how to effectively reach out to them.
Connections are incredibly important to growing and maintaining your personal and professional network. According to CNBC, 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections. With 35% of those surveyed revealing that a casual conversation has led to a new opportunity.
Reaching out to build those connections is critical because you never know where one may lead! Learn more about how building connections can help you land you a job
Connecting with others on Jobcase is easy and there are a few ways to do it!
Never wait to form relationships! Stay proactive and find people to meet with before there is a job opening available.
Besides, hiring managers are always looking to hire the best talent! Think about what future opportunities you could be first in line for.
1. Start with people you already know
An easy way to begin is to connect with people you already know! You can do so by clicking the “add your personal contacts” button here to quickly find and connect with them.
2. Connect with people who interest you
If you find yourself scrolling through the community and you see someone that is really inspiring or interesting, go ahead and click on their name.
This will take you right to their profile so you can read more about them. If you still like what you see click the “Connect” button under their name.
Just know that connecting is a two-way street so they must accept your invitation to connect. You can check in to see who has already connected with you as well as those who wish to connect in the connections section of your profile
3. Search for someone
Let’s say you remember seeing someone’s post or a comment they made and you forgot to connect, but you remember their name. No problem! Simply search for them here. Once you find their profile connect with them!
TIP: Make sure to have a profile picture uploaded to your Jobcase profile. No one likes to connect with an individual if they can’t see their face. Learn more about this and how to pick out the perfect profile picture here.
Have you connected with someone on Jobcase yet?