There are many practices that involve networking for a job. These practices however require that you adopt the best which will give you the desired results in the pursuit of job seeking. On online networking, seeking for a job is done in a completely different way. Social networking is what underlies the success of online job searches and getting all the queries on career change advice answered. It involves the informal introductions that emanate from forums and also the casual conversations which commonly happen in cyberspace. This is one way that the modern business industry is using to seek for employees.

Secrets to successful networking

E-networking, being the most used around the globe to help people in changing careers, requires a kind of active participation. This is because obtaining information on the different available jobs will demand for confidence and trust in the people you interact with. It also requires you to be active in the discussion forums since you might be passed by crucial opportunities in case you remain offline. Through having frequent interactions with the people you are kept updated on the current status of the job database and it helps you know how to go about it through the advice queries in the discussion forums. These regular exchanges help build familiarity and the individual’s trust and therefore one is able and can dare refer a business associate or may be a colleague to you without any doubts.

There is an element in career transition that people want to seek for a better job from their previous or current one. This is the reason why as a prospective job seeker you cannot afford not to join any networking group. It all calls for doing a survey of the best network that includes all the successful employers and job seekers who can help you get that desired job. By merely joining any network you won’t get help because some networks only discuss social issues while other are merely for fun and this has nothing to do with you. At least find a network that can even build you professionally probably helping you out on resume writing tips, interview previews and many other topics that can build your intellect on job seeking arena.

Cause of alarm

Using these networking sites requires one to be sensitive to anything that can spoil their image. This is because the networks are slowly becoming silent killers to individual’s dreams of achieving their career jobs. It has of late been a criterion that hiring managers and admissions officers in the colleges are mainly using to succeed in weeding out applicants. It is estimated that one in six hiring managers are conducting their background checks necessitated by social networks for example Facebook to go about their choices. They do so to make sure that they get an overview of who they want to employ and the character of the specific individual. If at all one is spotted on a strange network and engaging in weird discussions they are automatically disqualified and their pursuit for employment is diminished. It is therefore wise to take care.

Author's Bio: 

David Couper is a career coach and writer who for the last twenty years has worked in Europe, Asia, and in the USA with major organizations including the BBC, Fuji Television, Mattel, Sony, and Warner Bros.

He has successfully coached individuals at all levels including CEOs of major companies wanting a new challenge, frustrated souls wanting to make their dream come true, and front-line employees laid off and desperate to get a job.

David has published seven books. His works on interpersonal skills, counseling in the workplace, and management issues (published by Connaught, Gower, HRD Press, Longman, Macmillan/Pearson Publishing, Oxford University Press) have been translated into Swedish, Polish, and Danish, and published in the UK and the USA.

David has a degree in Communication, a postgraduate qualification in education, is certified in a number of training technologies, and has a Masters in Psychology. He is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, Society of Human Resources Professional, Writers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television.

He has dual US/UK citizenship and speaks French and Japanese.

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