While looking for a job, it's very important to create a network with people who share your interests. The least expected person can lead you to your dream job.
It’s the oldest and most effective way to search for a job: networking. You can find yourself with a resume and nowhere to start looking, which would make the first one useless. This method works mostly through word-of-mouth and can get you into many job positions.
Your close circle of friends and family can be a good place to start. From there, you can expand your network in all directions. Let them know you’re actively searching for a job and ask them to set you up meetings with potential employers.
Set up informational interviews with these people, even if they aren’t offering any job positions at the time. Let them tell you the company’s profile and always keep your best attitude! Who knows, maybe they’ll start looking for employees and your good impression may be beneficial.
If you like to meet people face to face, you can sign up for conferences, seminars and social gatherings around topics that you’re interested in. There, you can talk to some people and make some useful connections. If you get their email or phone number, keep in touch!
Social networks are another source to expand your network. Some websites connect employers to job applicants according to their interests. Professional networks like LinkedIn are the obvious choice, but you should also consider other social media, such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. This way, you can find a job or know other people who share your passions.
Lastly, don’t look desperate for a job while networking. This attitude can push potential connections away.