“Networking is a dreeeaaad word for job seekers,” Patra intones.
But it’s not as hard as you may think it is. Check out this video and find out how networking can be relatively painless.
Why is networking important? Two thoughts:
1. Networking is your window on the “hidden” job market. The vast majority of jobs are not advertised publicly and to tap into this hidden market you must network and connect with others.
2. It’s an important component of your job search research. Find out what it’s like to work for companies you ‘re targeting. What is their corporate culture? How do they treat their employees?Read More