Here’s a fun article I read that I wanted to share with all of you, 4 Job Search Lessons Learned from Lady Gaga.
Lady Gaga’s networking strategy works incredibly well for her, as it would for any job seeker. Appreciate the people who are in your professional network by participating in conversations, helping others in their job searches, and making introductions. The more you put into your network, the more your network will put into you.
Networking is still the best way to get a job, hands down. This is especially true when employers are reluctant to post jobs because of the tough economy. They know once they post to the public, they’ll be flooded with applications and resumes.
In this day and age networking is moving more and more online. While networking online, be sure to leverage social media as this article references. One thing I noticed in this article that I’d like to point out is that people often lump LinkedIn.com into the category of social media (perhaps for the sake of keeping things simple.) Don’t be mistaken though – LinkedIn.com is purely a professional networking tool. Don’t discount how useful it can be!
Most importantly, there are many effective ways to network virtually, but face to face networking is always the best option to make a solid connection. You have to remember that the more you put into your network, the more your network will put into you.
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