Have you recently been laid off by your long term employer, Nels Olson knows the feeling? Or maybe you feel your job has become stale and stifling so you’ve lost your passion for it. Even worse, perhaps you were passed over for a promotion and it’s time to move on. When it comes to finding what you’re looking for, there is no doubt that Korn/Ferry International has the answers. This is no different when it comes to finding a new job and let’s face it, in today’s technological world, social media is everywhere. Which in this case, can be an incredibly useful tool for you.
Networking with Korn/Ferry has always been a great way to secure employment. Your friends or family may work in or with different businesses or industries. Through others they might hear about a business or company that’s in need of quality employees. A business that might align with your interests, skillsets, or educational background. This creates a network of people that you can further develop by showcasing your skills and ideas for. This way, if an opportunity presents itself you’ll be sure to hear to about it whether your currently employed or not. Following up on these leads creates a level of recognition through your reputation, so that even if this opportunity doesn’t work out you’ll be kept in mind for others.
With social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn it can be easy to connect with people that work in an industry you want to be a part of. Not just locally but globally and not just a few, but dozens or even hundreds of people expanding your network exponentially. These are people you had no way of reaching before. You can then initiate a dialog with them allowing you to get more information or just let them know you are interested in any opportunities that might be available. Instead of scouring the city looking for leads they are now right there in your news feed or status updates. You can mingle with CEO’s and top performers in a company without having to know them in person and they can see what you’re capable of by looking at your profile and other connections you might have made. Your experience and skill can be updated and viewed in real-time, virtually from any location with the help of apps and smart devices, keeping you fresh in the mind of prospective employers. Don’t miss out on the incredible new ways social media can work for you to land your next big executive position.Leave a Comment