Networking and Employment and Finding Jobs

David P. Dillard

Networking and Employment and Finding Jobs



University of Illinois Chicago Urbana-Champaign Springfield 
Science Career Options: Job Searching & Networking
Guide Sections:|
Networking Opportunities & Advice 
Science-Specific Careers
Science Careers with the Government
Skill Building & Educational Resources
Career Planning & Research
Job Searching & Networking


12 New Job Hunt Strategies That'll Re-Energize Your Search
          The Muse

          1. Focus First on Companies—Not Openings     
          2. Meet the Moderators
          3. Check Out Offline Jobs
          4. Expand Your Network

“Most job seekers focus on networking with colleagues and people in their industry, but neglect to talk to other people in their lives. This doesn’t mean that you should lead off every conversation with the news that you’re on the hunt, but you can strive to work it into conversation in a natural way. Neighbors, acquaintances from the dog park, people in your rec soccer league—any or all of these contacts may have knowledge or connections that could prove helpful.”

5. Foster Your Relationships
          6. Attend Events Outside Your Industry
          7. Make a Human Connection
          8. Build and Send a Newsletter
          9. Bypass HR—if Possible
          10. Confirm That the Listing’s Active
          11. Converse With Leaders
          12. Host a Job-Search Party


            Networking isn’t job searching  01 . 19 . 2016   Job search
By Workopolis

“One of our correspondents sent me an article yesterday called, “You’re not working because you’re not networking.” 
Which is kind of a catchy title to say out loud. But the point of her piece was that the number one job search strategy 
that people who are out of work should be employing is networking.I haven’t published that story yet, because I worried 
that on some level it could be misleading to people who are actually looking for employment. The fact is that if you suddenly 
find yourself without a job, you can’t at that moment decide to start networking and connect your way into a new one.”

            And that’s why networking isn’t a job search strategy.

“So should you be networking?  By all means. Speak with people in your industry, or in the industry you want to work in. 
Find opportunities to participate in events or activities. See how you can develop the in-demand skills, and demonstrate your 
knowledge of these to relevant contacts.”

Networking essentials
Keep in touch with your network.
Make sure your social network information matches your resume.
Pay it forward.
Talk to people in your industry.


Networking and Job Searching on Social Media
NEJM (New England Journal of Medicine)

Minisite_RPT_FullPDF    The Use of Social Media and Online Resources for Professional Networking and Job Searching 

Q: Are You Currently Seeking Employment?
Q: Which Job-Search Methods Have You Used in the Past Two Years?
Q. Have You Used Any Social Media in Your Job Search?
Q. Have You Used Online Social Media for Professional Networking?
Q. If You Could Choose Only One General Social Media Site, Which Would You Choose?
Q. If You Could Choose Only One Health Care-focused Social Media Site, Which Would You Choose?
Q. Are You Using Mobile Devices or Tablets to Access Health Care-related Content, Jobs, or Applications?
Q: Do You Use Mobile Job Alerts and Did You Receive an Interview, Offer, or Job?


Top Social Networking Sites for Job Searching - Career Profiles
Detailed coverage in this article regarding networking with Linkedin and Facebook.

In Summary


Your Career Q&A: Social Media and Networking Tips for Job-Seeking Introverts

By Martin Yate July 11, 2017

“Social media can be the key to landing a job. Best-selling author Martin Yate, a career coach 
and former HR professional, takes your questions each week about how to further your career in HR. 
Contact him at the e-mail address at the end of this column.”


Professional Stability



New Survey Reveals 85% of All Jobs are Filled Via Networking

  • Published on February 29, 2016


New Survey Reveals 85% of All Jobs are Filled Via Networking

  • Published on February 29, 2016


Lou Adler


CEO, Performance-based Hiring Learning Systems. Author, Hire with Your Hea... See more

359 articles

“Over the past 12 months I’ve been asking people how they found their most recent job. 
(Here’s the link to the survey.) About 3,000 people have responded so far, most of whom 
are in staff or management roles. The results are shown in the graphic.”

Networking Rules!
Start by reading Harvard Prof Todd Rose’s new book, The End of Average.
Recognize that LinkedIn is a network of 400 million people, not just a database of them.
Demonstrate the ability to do the work, not pass some assessment test, to get the interview.
Be different. If you do what everyone else does you’ll get average results.

“Lou Adler (@LouA) is the CEO of The Adler Group, a consulting and training firm helping companies 
implement Performance-based Hiring. He's also a regular columnist for Inc. Magazine and 
Business Insider. His latest book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired (Workbench, 2013), 
provides hands-on advice for job-seekers, hiring managers and recruiters on how to find the best job 
and hire the best people. His new video program provides job seekers inside secrets on what it takes 
to get a job in the hidden job market.”


Job interview

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


·         1 Constructs

o    1.1 Assessment

§  1.1.1 Person-environment fit

·         2 Process

·         3 Types

o    3.1 Situational interview questions

o    3.2 Behavioral interview questions

o    3.3 Other types of questions

o    3.4 Specialized formats

§  3.4.1 Case

§  3.4.2 Panel

§  3.4.3 Group

§  3.4.4 Stress

§  3.4.5 Technical

o    3.5 Technology in interviews

·         4 Interviewee strategies and behaviors

o    4.1 Nonverbal behaviors

o    4.2 Physical attractiveness

o    4.3 Coaching

o    4.4 Faking

·         5 Factors impacting effectiveness

o    5.1 Interviewee characteristics

§  5.1.1 The Dark Triad

§ Machiavellianism

§ Narcissism

§ Psychopathy

o    5.2 Interviewer characteristics

o    5.3 Validity and predictive power

§  5.3.1 Interview structure issues

§  5.3.2 Interviewer rating reliability

o    5.4 Applicant reactions

§  5.4.1 Interview design

§  5.4.2 Types of questions

§  5.4.3 Additional factors

o    5.5 Interview anxiety

§  5.5.1 Implications for applicants

§  5.5.2 Implications for organizations

·         6 Legal issues

o    6.1 Applicants with disabilities

o    6.2 Applicants with criminal backgrounds

o    6.3 Other applicant discrimination: weight and pregnancy

·         7 Cross cultural issues

o    7.1 Methodological biases

§  7.1.1 Construct bias

§  7.1.2 Method bias

§  7.1.3 Item bias

·         8 See also

·         9 References

·         10 External links

·         *


LinkedIn Tips for Job Searching, Networking and Branding
by Mary Elizabeth Bradford | Dec 16, 2013 | Social Media




The Advantages & Disadvantages of Social Networking for Job Hunting
by Lisa McQuerrey; Updated January 29, 2019


Employment and Networking Sources Found in Google Scholar

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