When it comes to networking in New Zealand, you may already be more connected than you realise.
Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that everyone is on average six steps away from any person on earth by way of introduction. With a small but highly mobile population, six degrees is effectively reduced to two degrees in New Zealand. In a small market, how should you use your networks to when job-seeking?
A profile on LinkedIn supports active business networking and provides a platform for you to ask for and receive referrals and recommendations. Make sure that your profile has a professional tone and that your accompanying photograph is businesslike.
To build your networks using social media, search for groups and discussions that are relevant to your profession and industry. Be prepared to share your knowledge and expertise and in return you may find yourself connected to key influencers who can help with your job search.
Never underestimate the power of your personal networks. Ask your friends, family, neighbours and former colleagues for introductions and referrals. If you are going to ask your personal networks for a favour, be specific about what you are looking for to enable them to help you more efficiently. The more you help them to understand what it is you need, the more likely it is that you will receive their help.
You and your Robert Walters consultant can work together to identify which of our clients you would be well suited to in terms of experience, culture fit and location.
Being able to confidently network can make all the difference to your job search and career.
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