Professional networking is all about establishing connections and nurturing relationships that can lead to jobs and career opportunities. Fortunately, in this day and age of social media and the internet, you now have a wide range of tools and platforms to help you build and grow your professional network. You can then combine your online efforts with thoughtful networking in the real world to get leads, referrals, advice, support and any other information that may help you in your job search.
With that being said, here are a few pointers on how to grow your network and find your dream job in Santa Clarita.
Contrary to popular belief, job fairs are far from dead. In fact, many employers of all sizes from different industries still rely on job fairs to source potential candidates.
The single biggest benefit of a job fair is access. In the four to five hours you spend in a job fair, you can interact with multiple employers and recruiters. It’s a rare opportunity to get actual face-time with employer decision makers who are actually there to look for and place viable candidates for open positions, or positions that may open up in the future.
Make LinkedIn Connections in the Area
It’s no secret that LinkedIn is the social media network for professionals, entrepreneurs and business executives alike. But instead of just following every person you see on the site, make your connections more meaningful by reaching out to people in your immediate area, who may be able to refer you to open positions or at least point you in the right direction.
Local LinkedIn connections are easier to convert into connections in the real world. It’s also easier to make people want to stay in touch with you when they know you’re just in the same city.
Use Social Media
Just because most professionals use LinkedIn, doesn’t mean it should be the only social network on your radar. Twitter and Facebook are just as valuable on your job search, so don’t underestimate them. You should, at the very least, use these social media networks to look up potential employers, find out what they do and what makes them special. This will help you come across as an informed candidate when you have the opportunity to sit down for an interview.
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