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Networking

Many jobs are never advertised as recruitment and selection is both expensive and time consuming. Networking should play a role in your job search strategy.

Networking can help you:

  • seek out ‘hidden’ opportunities
  • find out more about different careers and test your suitability
  • raise your profile – develop a professional identify.

Social networking

Remember it's not unusual for employers to check the Facebook pages of prospective candidates – think carefully about the information you make publicly available.

LinkedIn has a more business feel to it but don’t let this deter you. Not only is it an important first step in creating a professional online profile but you can also join occupational and interest groups – a great way to find out about current trends, news and even job opportunities.

Build your network through: