Networking of any way shape or form is the most effective way to quickly spread information through a large group of individuals.
Think of networking as marketing yourself!
Let’s look at a simple example. If you go to a restaurant: you have great service, great food, and the prices are reasonable, chances are you are going to tell at least a few people about your experience. These people will most likely include some of your friends, your family, and maybe some of your co-workers.
The next time one of these individuals is considering where to eat, they are going to recall the restaurant recommendation. If their experience lives up to their expectation, they too are going to recommend the restaurant to part of their network. The cycle continues.
The exact same concept can be applied to job seeking.
- Tell everyone you know you are looking for a job.
- Start a Twitter account if you haven’t already done so
- Attend trade shows, job fairs, community events