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!
Take a moment to hear Dr. Palma speak about why making connections matters. She is a strong believer in the power of human #connections, and discusses why communicating and engaging with others is meaningful in the workplace. It's a great talk!
Then, why not connect with others right here on Jobcase? To connect with fellow members, first head to their profile so you can read more about them, if you decide they'd be a good connection click the blue "connect" button near their name!!
It's that simple!
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
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!
Recruiters and Hiring Mangers are the best source to learn about new jobs and hiring opportunities. Connecting with community employers can be accomplished with just a few short clicks!
GetConnected via the new Find your work friends and add your personal contacts tool on Jobcase!
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!