Spending time on LinkedIn has shown me that there is power in connecting with professionals. I am an extroverted introvert. I don't particularly care to meet new people. I HATE the word, "Networking" and being in a room full of strangers, gives me anxiety.
That's the introvert talking.
The extrovert in me, moves a room. I've been offered every job I've interviewed for (except one), I enjoy making people smile, and I gain a quality friendship, every 2-3 years.
But when it comes to searching for a job, there is definitely a need to connect. So I say share! In conversation, on your social media, with your friends and family. Letting people know what you are doing and what your goals are allows others into your personal space. We hide our presumed struggles and sometimes it blocks our blessings. Be vulnerable and let the chips fall where they may. After all, sharing is caring!
As I continue to grow my business, I am realizing the power of word of mouth. People love a good recommendation. Every time I complete a package, I say a little pray that this person loves my work and spreads the word about my service. The faster that word is spread the sooner I become the go to person for résumé writing.
As you search for a job, make sure you share.........
On LinkedIn! I promise you that it is such a refreshing place of inspiration. If you don't have a profile, you need one. Whether you are looking for motivation, connection, a job, a mentor, or information, it's all available.
My social media has been ALL about my résumé business, but the reality is I'm still trying to grow. As my summer comes to an end, so does my teacher pay. And although I am making great progress with my business, I have still not made enough income to replace my previous employment (there's some vulnerability for ya). This means it's time to NETWORK! My strategy is to build out my services and pitch to people who may be in need! So I'll see you over on LinkedIn. Let's connect!
In Summary: create a strategy for your job search, network, get a Linkedin profile, and make sure you are searching for specific roles!