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Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:33am On Feb 17, 2020
Do you know that you can cut down on the barriers of job hunting through your contacts? People are often of the notion that you need a godfather’s connection to get a job. Well, they are right to some extent. But sometimes, all you need is the contact you already have. In this guide, you’re going to learn how to leverage your connections to land that dream job of yours. Do this well, and it will amaze you how important your contact is.

1. Image Check Your Social Handles

I often advise prospective employees to be mindful of their social media presence and the kind of posts they make. I was about recruiting someone but had a change of mind the moment I snooped out his Facebook page. The numerous “F” word was a huge turn-off. As if that wasn’t enough, his comments were vile and fond of degrading women.

Most potential employers make it a habit to check the social handles of future employees. You know why? These are platforms through which most individuals exhibit their true nature. If you must get a job through your network or contact, you need to work on your social media presence.

2. Start With Your Current Relationship

Don’t be shy to check on your friends, neighbors, and some business contacts you might have. Also, utilize your LinkedIn and other social handles, and make it clear the position you aspire to fill. Don’t be shy to ask if they can check for any openings. You can never know, but your dream job might be a “hi” away. Leveraging those closest to you is one of the most reliable ways to get a job.

3. Know Your Contacts

You can have the connection of 100 CEOs, and still, they will be utterly useless. You need to know them and establish a relationship. The more bond you have with each contact, the more valuable the connection is. The moment you can call your contacts and ask about anything, that is the moment you become a friend. That way, getting a favor from them in the form of a job offer becomes possible. If they don’t have the job to offer you, they might know someone who does. Never underestimate the power of your contacts.

4. Give Before Receiving

To get something from someone, the strategy that often works is to help them out first. That way, they feel indebted to reciprocate the gesture. No matter how huge or little, try and give before you think of receiving. So, do you know anyone in your contact who can help you secure a job? How can you use your skills to support that contact? If you’re good with graphic design, you can surprise them by designing a complimentary card for them or even redesign their logo. Bound them with your help, and they won’t be free until they have reciprocated the gesture.

5. Don’t Rule Anyone Out

Although it is paramount to stay in contact with those in your industry. That, however, doesn’t mean you should hastily rule some contacts out of your phonebook. That is true, especially if you’re yet to know them very well. Instead of scraping them out, learn about the contact industry. You might be surprised that the overlooked contact might be the only one capable of helping you. If they can’t help you, perhaps they might know someone who can.

Wrapping Up!

The only connection you need to land your dream job is the one in your network. Have you been building quality networks on social media? How does your social media handles portray you? Perhaps now the time to do some sweep. Potential employers can dig out comments or posts you made years ago. If they don’t represent you in a positive light, then there is a problem. There is a saying, the internet never forgets. Don’t allow that assertion to work against you. Good Luck!
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by PatrickOkunima(m): 6:34am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Simplebeauty: 6:48am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Guest911: 6:49am On Feb 17, 2020
Also make sure you have in-demand skills

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by kay4kay: 6:49am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by UKusedBoyfriend(m): 6:50am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by NigeriaBam: 6:52am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by bigstan11787(m): 6:53am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by EngrUgbes(m): 6:54am On Feb 17, 2020
Thanks, this is a nice piece

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Dangrace01: 6:56am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by qanda: 6:56am On Feb 17, 2020
Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Renforce: 6:56am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by opsyswagger(m): 6:57am On Feb 17, 2020
I got my job through linkend ���

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Davidwilliam101: 6:59am On Feb 17, 2020
Information is a major key, backed up with God factor, may Almighty open ways for us all seeking employment.

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by JoffreyBeroth(m): 7:06am On Feb 17, 2020
Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Kizzygentle: 7:07am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by JoffreyBeroth(m): 7:08am On Feb 17, 2020
opsyswagger:
I got my job through linkend ���

How? What does linkend mean?
Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by liv123: 7:11am On Feb 17, 2020
Good one op

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Ladycewhy(f): 7:13am On Feb 17, 2020
Good write up but as usual scanty comments lipsrsealed

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by opsyswagger(m): 7:13am On Feb 17, 2020
As Goggle
JoffreyBeroth:


How? What does linkend mean?
Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Nobody: 7:17am On Feb 17, 2020
I love intelligent people like @op. Thanks for sharing. So educative, informative and accurate.
The social media part, especially Facebook comment, tag and likes, you can really use it to know people's personality, character even in relationship aside job.

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by sirusX(m): 7:18am On Feb 17, 2020
JoffreyBeroth:


How? What does linkend mean?

@opsyswagger ...Guess you meant LinkedIn

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by showafrica(m): 7:22am On Feb 17, 2020
JoffreyBeroth:


How? What does linkend mean?

LinkedIn...
Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by money121(m): 7:28am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by xpmode(m): 7:31am On Feb 17, 2020
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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by trippleKAY(m): 7:42am On Feb 17, 2020
I need a job please o lipsrsealed
Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by Nobody: 7:43am On Feb 17, 2020
Something has been on my mind for awhile

Everyone I know has a job but most if them don't have a real job

Warris transpiring?

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Re: Five Brilliant Ways To Use Your Contact To Get A Job by bankyblue(m): 7:43am On Feb 17, 2020
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