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What is a good way to get jobs?

Most jobs are now accepting applications online, so you don't go in person and ask for an interview. Is there another way that gives you a higher chance of getting the job you want? How did you get the jobs you have? #career #money #job

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Ken’s Answer

Hi Tiffanie!


70-80% of people that get jobs get them through networking through people with whom they have a natural connection. One of the best places to start is the alumni relations department of your high school, college, etc. Talk to the head of the department to make arrangements to talk to people who graduated and are working in your area of interest. Also, talk to your local librarian to see about professional organizations in your area that might represent people in your area of interest. Go to a meeting and mix and mingle. Here are some tips on networking: http://www.wikihow.com/Network


Best of luck. Please keep me informed. I would like to follow your progress.

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Peter’s Answer

Show that you have several skills. Emphasize what you have been doing in your school career (especially outside of school).
Use the free comment fields of the application forms to show what your interests are (what keeps you sharp & alert)
Make them curios to see you at a job interview

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Aijaz’s Answer

Do some certified course, Improve your skill by learning new technologies

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Evi’s Answer

Hi,


Here in Belgium we also have the system of applying online, however once they find your resume to be interesting you do get invited for an interview. So for me it is very important to have a good, clear and interesting resume. Make sure you higlight the topics where your resume is matching the job application. I has f.e. no use to put your student jobs as an ice cream venter if you are applying for a nursing job. Add your previous jobs and what they have bring for you (stay positive, even if you didn't like the job). Add maybe volenteer jobs shich shows your willingness to help the community and strenghten you personal development.
And as the people here above state, a network is fundemental. What I like to add to this is to make sure your social media network is strong and consistant as well. F.e. don't put info on your resume which are not on your LinkedIn profile or vice versa. It might give the impression you are not telling the whole story. And pay attention to media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, ..... because don't worry recruiters really know how to work with those media as well.


Good luck

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Pradeep’s Answer

Applying directly to job postings should represent no more than 20% of what you do. Getting referred to a job is 5-10X more effective than applying directly. If you’re going to apply, only apply to jobs when you’re a perfect fit for the skills and experience listed on the job description.

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Shubha Florence’s Answer

Networking with your fellow colleagues, posting your resume through job portals and through job consultancies you can find good jobs.

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Jane’s Answer

Hi Tiffanie,
I agree, networking is going to be key here. With tools like LinkedIn now showing you people you may know at a certain company for instance it gets even easier!

I've always found that being referred by someone already working at the company, proves to be very successful, if someone knows you, knows how you work etc they can be a great advocate and refer you for positions within their company - it's a win win.
Good luck.
Jane.

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Arun’s Answer

Building your personal network is a reliable path to a great job at any stage of life

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Simeon’s Answer

Depending on the field you're trying to get into, there might be the opportunity to go to virtual careers fairs or recruiting opportunities for your field. In addition to that, take a look at Linkedin and see if you can use it to build your professional network virtually. However, for Linkedin, I would recommend not trying to make connections with people that have neither met you nor know you from some other context. Cold-calling doesn't usually produce any results, even if they accept your connection request.
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Susan’s Answer

To get a good job first you have to know what the job is about. Many people apply for jobs without knowing what is in it for them and if it suits their profile. If it is not to their interest then they will never get job satisfaction and will frequently change jobs. Nowadays you have so many offers online and you can register with your profile and when there is an opening you will be contacted by the concerned organization if it suits your profile. It is very important to be upfront with the latest information needed for the job.

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Dan’s Answer

Great question...
I think the best thing to do is to develop skills and experiences in your areas of wok interests. I think the other thing is to network with others as well. Many jobs come form in person referrals within your network of friends and family.
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