Now more than ever as we head back into the world this is THE best time to reach out to friends, acquaintances, old co-workers, managers and those you know!
Well because according to CNBC, 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections!!
As it turns out you never know who can help you land that next opportunity. Start by reaching out with a simple hello, no agenda needed and see where the conversation takes you.
Learn more about how to revive those old connections!
If you find yourself scrolling through the Jobcase community and you suddenly see someone that is REALLY inspiring or interesting, go ahead and click on their name!
This will take you directly to their profile so you can read more about them. If you still like what you see feel free to click the blue “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.
Tell potential employers what you want by updating your bio on your Jobcase profile.
Your bio should include 2 things:
• The work or types of jobs you want
• Why employers will want to hire you
You're probable already doing this subconsciously. Connecting with people you know, worked with, and in your social media network is the best way to secure good job opportunities.
How may people in your network know you are looking for a job right now? Have you taken the time this week to connect for job lead or shared your resume?
I've been at Jobcase Community Specialist for a little over 2 years now. I landed this job via a new acquaintance I met through a friend of a friend and within 2 weeks found a career opportunity I've been able to maintain for all this time.
Turns out, this company was right in my neighborhood and I had absolutely no idea. Sometimes, solutions are allot closer than you think but only present themselves when you make yourself more available to receive them.
Also, upload your resume and connect with me. I'm happy to share new job leads and hiring opportunities in your area that match your goals.
Did you know that 85% of jobs come from your network - not from submitting an application?
Who should you connect with? Start with this short list:
Put a face with your name and let’s connect!
When you see someone amazing that you want to connect with here on Jobcase, don’t be that person who doesn’t have a profile picture.
Well because NO one wants to connect with a faceless person, that’s just weird!
Do you have an unresolved or unprocessed unemployment claim? Have your payments been suspended or stopped due to fraudulent or other similar activities? What's the status of your pending claim?
Other members like Nevelyn Pollard used the Find Your Representative tool to connect with her local representative and ask for support with her claim processing, see Unemployment Benefits MUST READ!!! MY STATE REPRESENTATIVE ROCK!!.
GetConnected to these and other members to discover more actionable steps you can take today to finally get your unemployment claim resolved!
This job search expert explains that your #connections are critical to getting job, and recommends "dominating" your social media profile.
However, if you are finding that they don't portray you as a direct match for a particular role you are eyeing, don't be hesitant about modifying wording, swapping around keywords, and changing up your bullet points! Having multiple versions of your resume is a great thing to do.
Remember, it's not a tattoo - there is no such thing as a "permanent" resume or online profile. Think of them as living, breathing documents throughout the entirety of your job search and career life!