|Networking is talking to anyone and everyone you know to learn more about job opportunities and career decisions. As part of your job search, it’s important to understand many jobs are not advertised, and sometimes they are not even posted on a company’s own website! Lots of employers prefer to hire someone through someone they trust. But even if a job is advertised, isn’t it better you networked with someone in the company or industry who might be able to help or recommend you?
Networking is also great when you are deciding your career direction. Experienced people can help you understand an industry, an occupation, future trends, salary, and how to find a job.
Learn more about networking
Join associations related to your occupation or industry. Attend meetings and events to network with people in your field. Many associations have job boards for members. Find out if your association is on Twitter, Facebook or has a regular blog. Sign up and follow them online to learn about opportunities in your field. Search for your professional association from these lists.
Search Meetup for a networking group in your region. Below is a sample of general networking groups throughout Peel Halton.
Chambers of Commerce / Boards of Trade
Networking Groups in Peel
Networking Groups in Halton
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