How much of your job search are you investing in networking? There is no doubt that networking is a key component of any job search. Online resources continue to flourish with a recent Jobvite Survey revealing 89% of recruiters are, or will be utilizing the information provided by millions of professionals to source and validate potential candidates. Although paid memberships are available from two of the most well respected professional networking sites, namely ExecuNet and Linkedin, both sites also offer free memberships to network with millions of professionals. Establishing your free online profile on these sites has become as basic to managing an executive career as a professional resume is to any job search.
Consult with a Certified Professional Resume Writer to find out what employers and recruiters are looking for. A professional resume will provide the content necessary to establish your online profiles and impress even the most scrutinizing of prospective employers.
“Every month, there are over fifty face-to-face ExecuNet events that are facilitated by experts in executive career management who are aware of local trends and have helped thousands of people. They can help you learn of opportunities and business leads you might not know about any other way. In most major cities throughout the US and Canada, there are local events that can help you strengthen your network and gain the support you need to thrive in your career.” Execunet
Networking with millions of professionals online is of the utmost value to managing a career but face-to- face networking will always provide the greatest opportunity to generate the most memorable and personable first impression. Words and a photo will never compare to a confident handshake and an engaging conversation. Don’t miss out on the next ExecuNet meeting in the GTA and meet Martin Buckland, facilitator for ExecuNet and executive career management professional since 1993.