Finding a Job
Networking online and in person is one of the best ways to stay current in your field and on top of any new opportunities. Consider joining professional associations, attending industry conferences or staying in touch with your alma mater through alumni groups. Staying updated and active on online platforms such as LinkedIn can also help you stay top-of-mind for recruiters.
Once you build and maintain your network, seeking referrals from your peers is an excellent way to get a leg up on your job search. Many employers offer incentives or bonuses to current employees who bring qualified candidates to the table. You get a job, your colleague gets a bonus and the company gets a valuable new asset.
The prevalence of job databases online makes the job hunt a lot easier than years past. Today, not only are most job openings posted online, but there are also industry-specific career websites that can help you narrow down your search. If you are seeking a job with a specific company, a quick visit to their careers page will help you determine if you’re a good fit for any of their openings.