How to Find Your Next Job

How to Find Your Next Job from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Have you ever wondered how that friend of yours that really wasn’t qualified for a job received a job that pays better than the job you have? I often find myself wondering the same thing. Even though I try to give them the benefit of the doubt. Who knows they may have out of this world interviewing skills.  But in all likelihood, this probably was due to their networking skills or the fact that they use job sites like ZipRecruiter to get access to better-paying jobs.

Networking is one of those lost arts that social media has, more or less, watered down. In a world where people value followers on Instagram more than actual job performance, it can be hard to network based on your resume. In the modern work environment, networking is more important than ever. Consider these tips to find your next job through networking. But sometimes you do need technology to help you find that perfect job for you. And there are so many job sites out there, how can you be sure you are on the best job sites? First look at the reviews of the sites and then ask around. To ask around you have to do some of the things listed below. 

Avoid Being Shy

This is the first and most obvious step to landing your next job. To be honest, it’s rare to see someone in a very high position of power when they are shy or timid. 

If you’re looking to take your job to the next level, to be your best and be confident. I know sometimes that is easier said than done but still it can happen. I am normally a hot mess express until I go live or sit down to write a post then I am ready to go.  

You’ll step out of your comfort zone and take some risks and use all the tools that God has given you. Only by stepping out of your comfort zone will you begin to see that sometimes things are as difficult as they seem. 

Start Freelancing

Freelancing can be one of the most effective ways to grab a job. Sure you might be a temporary employee but that status can change in an instance. To start your freelance career create a profile on LinkedIn so people can see who you are and what you are all about. 

If you’re good at your work, you’ll stand out and develop a deep list of contacts that you can call upon for extended work or even full-time jobs. 

In fact, most freelancers go on to start their own business, which in some cases can lead to huge success and an even better job down the road. 

Update Your Social Media Profiles

In the modern world, very few people use word of mouth anymore. Virtually all communicating is done online. For this reason, making a professional and striking online presence is essential. 

This means creating profiles on social media – not to boast about the big fish you caught last week, but to show your success and hardships (people value real profiles). 

Think of the social media game as an opportunity to show potential employers who you are and what you do. After all, the hiring staff and HR reps don’t only look at LinkedIn! 

Friends of Friends

For some companies, keeping a tight-knit idea of hiring is important. For that reason, friends of friends can be an important step in networking for your next job. 

This doesn’t mean that you must start sending out friend requests to every random mutual friend. However, the next time your co-worker asks you to come to a dinner party, don’t stay home and watch Netflix. Go enjoy a glass of scotch with some like-minded individuals.

Who knows? A friend of a friend might become your best friend and a colleague at the job of your dreams!

Start looking for your next job  today! You’ll likely make some pretty amazing connections!

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