With all of the buzz surrounding networking through social and professional websites during one’s job search, it’s easy to forget that face-to-face networking and word-of-mouth are still the most effective ways of getting your foot in the door at a company. Better yet, combine the two in order to make and maintain professional connections. If you’re not sure how to make the most of your professional contacts, Career Services can provide guidance and suggestions for you. Basically, the more professional contacts you have speaking on your behalf, the easier job hunt process turns out to be.
Given the extremely competitive nature of today’s job market, you need to utilize every resource you have to stand out as a candidate. For additional encouragement read “College Graduates’ Best Job Bet: Word of Mouth,” an article from Businessweek.
Are you looking to strengthen your professional networking skills? Online Career Services is here to assist you. Reach out to your Career Services Advisor today!