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Searching for employment includes a few simple components:
The labour market indicates:
Targeting the positions you are really interested in whether you are seeking full-time, part-time, summer, academic, work abroad, and/or your first career related role you must determine what and where you would like to work.
Identify positions to target by:
Twenty percent of jobs are found online and eighty percent through networking so maximize your time spent online by setting time limits, apply don’t scroll, and be active on social media.
The art of connecting with people to build relations. Connect with people you know and those you want to meet to gather information about your industry and possible opportunities. The intent of networking is not to get a job but rather to gather information and resources that will lead to a position.
There are several different ways to network:
Utilize your network by fostering the relationship, sharing information, and asking for referrals. Continue building the relationship once you secure employment by embedding networks in the work you do.
Employers use social media to recruit and research potential candidates therefore creating a professional online presence is important and can work to your advantage. In order to maximize the use of online profiles they need to be completely populated.
Deciding what social media platforms to use will depend on your industry but we will explore the most common ones and how to use them.
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