Remember from your childhood, memories of collapsing on the couch after a long day of school and flicking through TV channels to find your favorite show to watch? Or finding a new show to indulge in because the others just aren’t giving you what you want? In like manner, the channels of your job search should be rotated and switched up too! If you are looking for a few key premium channels to indulge in for your job searching, check out Recruiters, Network & Reciprocate, and LinkedIn.
Firstly, a channel is a method of attaining a job offer. Just like there are several channels to watch on TV, each yielding something different – there are also methods or channels available to secure employment.
Let’s look at a few key channel options:
On this channel, it is all about making the cut. Just like an actor going to audition, you want to charm the audience and be remembered so you’re the one called in for the ‘part’ aka job! Often recruiters act as an extension of their company so if you look good, they look good. This is one of many channels to tune into during the job search
Network & Reciprocate
This channel is full of opportunities to meet pertinent individuals that will expand your network and provide you with important contacts to assist you in your job search. These individuals can be past coworkers, a new or old friend, a colleague, or even a hiring manager. Seek opportunities to attend various social events or meetings to broaden your network of connections. Most importantly, strive to cultivate those connections. To deepen these relationships, extend a helping hand, inquire if you can assist them in their endeavors or simply send a thank you letter.
Here, LinkedIn is a most sufficient social media platform to utilize during your job search. As it is another form of networking, you have the opportunity to speak directly to hiring managers by finding them on LinkedIn. Using this platform is a good opportunity to research your potential job as well as make a good first impression during the interview. In addition, LinkedIn provides you with job search resources and job availabilities that best suit the qualities you possess.
Try these channels for something new to watch. Remember, getting the variety you need is as simple as changing the channel!