Should you apply for jobs you are not 100% match for?

“I will not apply for this job, they asked for 6-7 years of experience and I have 5.”
“I was invited for an interview, but I have no chances – they are asking for French as a mother tongue and I am not a native speaker.”
These are some examples of dialogues I had with people that are applying for jobs. Again not thinking out of the box stops some people from having a good job.
A perfect candidate does not exist! It is the most important rule when looking for jobs. Of course you need to strike a balance between e.g. applying for a job of a senior project manager while not having any experience and applying for a job where e.g. you have 5 years of experience instead of 7 or you have experience in a different industry.
If you fulfill about 75% of the must have requirements, it is worth trying, especially when you know you would be an excellent candidate for the role. How should you prove it?
Adapting your CV and emphasizing your strongest skills in liaison with the job advert would be the first thing. Writing an interesting motivational letter that shows your passion and enthusiasm is another. Remember to speak the similar language as your potential employer.
Hard skills are very important but your transferable skills are also crucial during your job search. These are the skills that you learnt during one job and that you can transfer and use in another job e.g. your assertiveness, negotiation skills, leadership skills etc. If you are able to show them during your job search, it will be highly appreciated by your potential employers.
Use examples from your previous jobs that showed how you acquired new skills thanks to your soft skills. When I was applying to my first job as an IT recruiter, I had no experience in recruitment. I got the job anyway. How? I proved them I was capable of being an IT recruiter by showing my personal skills that were important in this job and also talking about my technical background. I also gave an example from my previous job where my lack of a specific software knowledge was compensated by knowledge of a similar application. Remember that showing that you are a problem solver opens many doors.
Get some new skills or certification during your job search. For example, if you have some experience in online marketing and you notice that most of adverts say you should have Adobe certification in In Design, start learning this program on your own. Next time you apply and get an interview, you can tell them on which level you know the software but you did not use it in your previous job. By explaining you are investing your own time in courses or self studying, you are showing your motivation and initiative.
As a linguist, I am very careful when talking about language skills. I met some people that say they are fluent e.g. in French but then not being able to conduct a simple conversation. Lying about any of your skills can jeopardize your job search. Instead of saying English – C2 or “native level”, it is better to say “fluent” if you are not 100% bilingual. If you only have a pre-intermediate level, do not say you are advanced. But there is another extreme – I know many people who did not apply for jobs because they were not native in a specific language. It is a big mistake in most cases – if you are fluent in a language, you should apply anyway. When you get an interview and show your level, the interviewer will be able to evaluate if your language skills are enough for a specific job. Moreover, if you show them example from your previous employment where e.g. you started with B1 level in German and with hard work and practice you improved to B2, it will be another winning card during your interview that will show your initiative and hard work skills.

I do not want to tell you that you should apply to all jobs that you see. You will not see me applying for jobs of a Graphic Designer or IT Engineer 🙂 But if you really believe you could be a great fit and added value to the company, but you fulfill only 70-80% of requirements, apply anyway. You’ll never know if you have a chance unless you try to get that chance 🙂

One of the failed candidates for the copyrighters job wants to know 'wat was rong with his applicashun'.

 

 

Common mistakes of job hunters

After getting many inquiries recent months about job search, CVS and interviews, I spotted a few repetitive mistakes  among job hunters:

  • Neglecting your network

“Should I tell my ex-colleague that I am actively looking? What would he/she say if they see I don’t’ have a job??”

You don’t imagine how many people ask me if they should tell anybody they are looking for a job or if they should join any business events.

Sadly still many people are ashamed when they lost their job or when they would like to change.

You should never be ashamed – whichever reasons you have, you can always ask for advice, referral or help. I always quote my friend “When you don’t ask, you don’t get”. NETWORKING is crucial in every job hunt. Talk to your trusted friends or ex-colleagues that you are looking. Ask those who have experience about some advice. People who work in companies that may be interesting for you, can be used as your referral. From more formal things – participate in business events where you can meet people who can potentially help you. Never ever be ashamed of networking!

Just as an example from my job hunt – a few years ago I tried to change from recruitment to training activities. I sent a few spontaneous applications to the universities with my profile and explanation why I was passionate about teaching. I was skeptical about spontaneous emails but the feedbacks I received surprised me – 2 recruiters sent me some links where I can find jobs related to teaching which I still check. One gave me a quick call and assured I should still benefit from my training experience in every new job. He was even interested in e-learning software I am using. As you can see networking is a mutual benefit for everybody 🙂

  • Sending your CV everywhere

An extreme is to send your CV to everybody, including sourced that you have not checked properly. If you do it, you risk being sent to the roles that you would never apply.  If you would like to apply through an agency, talk to a few of them but choose 1 or 2 that you have a good relationship with, people you trust. If you are applying whilst still working, tell your recruiter(s) if they should not contact your current employer.

  • Not planning

This leads us to another point which is proper job search planning. When looking for a new job, you will be using different portals, agencies or network. Write down all roles, companies and people you contacted. This tracker will allow you to control your job search more and to avoid an awkward situation of… forgetting where you applied 🙂

Even before you start looking for a new job, it is very important to make a list of companies you are interested in, people who can help you in expanding your network, list of roles you would like to apply for, training/certificates that you are missing in order to change your career path and list of your referrals that can recommend you during your search. Proper planning before looking for jobs will allow you to find your next role more efficiently.

  • Not following up

“I had my interview 2 months ago, should I check with them what the status is?”

The answer is yes and the question is why did you wait for 2 months. Again, following up after the interviews or even an application is a part of networking. Even if the feedback is negative, you don’t risk anything by asking and you can win a lot. When following up, you can use this time to introduce quickly yourself and to be remembered. Even if they were not interested in your profile or they rejected you after the interview, you can find out how to improve next time or even have a short discussion about the market and other options. And remember to have a good timing – don’t wait too long but also do not be too pushy by calling recruiters 4 times every week 🙂

  • Sending the same CV/cover letter for every role

When looking for jobs, always remember t adapt your profile to jobs you are looking for. I personally have a few CVs: focused on recruitment, on training, on project coordination and admin. When looking for jobs, you should always adapt and use skillets that can be useful in a particular role. Moreover, read about the company before applying so you will not be surprised when they call you or if they ask you why you chose to apply to their company during the interview.

  • Using only traditional online adverts

When applying, you should always diversify your job hunt. Don’t focus only on online adverts. Use different portals, choose 1-2 agencies, talk/expand your network, do spontaneous applications. use LinkedIn… Your options are very large.

  • Not appreciating your knowledge and work achievements

When reading CVs or practicing for interviews, I realize that many people do not know how to sell themselves and do not appreciate what they did in their career. Lots of people do not give examples of projects that they participated in or training content they created. Recruiters do not know what you are doing. Even if something is obvious for you, don’t be shy – explain in the CV and during interview processes you created, tell them about your career achievements, show they solutions you proposed to problems you encountered. Appreciate your knowledge – only then your potential employer will appreciate you 🙂

  • Accepting anything

I heard many times “Kasia, I am looking for anything and anywhere, please help.” Anything is a forbidden word in my dictionary.

As you should appreciate your skills and respect yourself, don’t accept everything that you find on the market. If there are jobs that during the recruitment process turned out not to be in liaison with your skills or that are not as interesting for you, don’t be afraid to reject them or renegotiate conditions – of course in a nice manner as the network you are created during your job hunt is priceless 🙂

  • Stopping job search

Job hunting is very tricky and networking is very challenging. Job search or job market analysis should never stop, even if currently you have a job. We are afraid of being rejected – nobody likes to learn that somebody from your network will not be eager to recommend you or that the interviewer did not like your profile. Learn from rejection to improve.  And remember Chris Bradford’s saying – “There is no failure except in no longer trying.” Happy Job Hunting! 🙂

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Cover letters writing tips to make your profile interesting for the recruiters

Remember that even if you tailored your CV, using a fill-in-the-blank cover letter can destroy all your efforts in job search. Below I listed a few tips that will help you to create a cover letter format that will bring attention of recruiters.

  1. Length of the cover letter. One of things that has been brought to my attention is that many people still write 2-3 pages when applying for jobs. Recruiters would like to read something original and something that would show them why you would be good for the job. Remember that “less is more”. Keep your letter simple. After an interesting beginning, jump into the core of the letter with a few examples. 3 paragraphs is enough.
  2. Do not repeat your resume. I saw many cover letters in which people were quoting bullet points from their CVs when talking about their responsabilities. Cover letters aim to show your personnality, a passion for the field that you are applying for.
  3. Addressing cover letters. In an ideal world you would know to whom you are writing. Of course if you are applying through a portal, you cannot address it to a concrete person. Still, “To Whom It May Concern” is too bland. If you don’t know who you should be writing to, don’t address anybody just jump right into the body of the letter.
  4. The opening paragraph/sentence is the crucial element, it will bring or lose the recruiter’s attention. Instead of saying “I would like to apply for the role of…”, use something more original e.g. “I have wanted to work in education ever since my English teacher showed me passion to languages.”
  5. Don’t tell in the letter that you are qualified explicitly, show it instead. Many cover letters start with “I would be an excellent candidate for this role”. This sentence is very empty and does not mean anything. Tell about your experiences, use examples – it will show that you are qualified without using an explicit sentence.
  6. Read about the company before writing a cover letter. Share why you are interested in joining the team and working for the company by dropping in a few details that will show that you did your homework in doing your research about the enterprise.
  7. Close your cover letter in a strong, decisive way. Finish off by quickly explaining why you would be an added value to the company and that you look forward to meeting the team to discuss your skills.
  8. Pay attention to structure of your cover letter. The first part should be about who you are and why you are contacting this particular company. The second paragraph should be focused on showing why you are an added value to the company. The last part should conclude on a potential collaboration.

Remember there is no “recipe” for a perfect cover letter. If you are able to keep it short, tailor it, focus on examples of your achievements and prove to the recruiter that you are a good fit to the company, you did a good job and you have a big chance to make the recruiter read your CV and get an interview. Good luck 🙂

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Social networking when searching jobs

Recently I had some discussions with a few friends who are looking for jobs. One of them has a LinkedIn profile that is out of date another has never had it.

I am very much recommending having your own LinkedIn profile. For German speaking part of Switzerland I would also recommend Xing and for French part – Viadeo.

As LinkedIn is the most international, I will focus on describing this site. All others would have similar functionalities.

A few things I want to share with you:

  1. LinkedIn is a major tool for recruiters. When I was working as a recruiter, at least 85% of candidates I was sending to our clients were from LinkedIn .
  2. LinkedIn is a major tool for job seekers. I got my two first jobs thanks to LinkedIn.
  3. It is very important to update your profile. Every time you change your job or learn a new skills, please add it. I know many people who put their last professional experience from e.g. 2014.
  4. References are a key thing. I know some recruiters who had an order from their bosses that they should never speak with candidates whose profiles do not have at least 3 recommendations on LinkedIn. Please ask for recommendations all of your previous employers.
  5. Volunteering is nowadays very popular. It shows that apart from work you have other interests and that you like helping. Whenever you participated in e.g. organizing an event for people to teach them something, you are a regular blood donor, you volunteer in animal rights organizations or help disable people – please write it down. It helps a lot and makes you more visible for the recruiters.
  6. Do not copy paste your CV. At one point when looking for jobs I did the mistake and I need to correct it. Make your LinkedIn profile more like 1-2 CV pager with all professional experiences but without too many tasks/details, your major achievements, skills (endorsements too) and education.
  7. Follow companies that you are interested in and subscribe to groups. I subscribed to major HR/Recruitment groups in Switzerland and Europe. You can participate there in discussions, learn when there is something new happening in your area. When following a company, you can have updates about their newest jobs, some news about their departments, business etc.
  8. Have a professional photo on LinkedIn. Some people think that LinkedIn does not require a good photo and put photos from their parties or trips. Forget it!
  9. LinkedIn is NOT a Facebook. Do not post strange posts about your private life, photos or funny stuff 🙂
  10. Manage your contacts. You have an option to invite all people e.g. from your gmail account. It simplifies finding your contacts especially in the beginning but also gives access of LinkedIn to your emails etc. You can easily skip it if you want. But remember to add people to your network. E.g. after an after work event when you met some new colleagues, managers, ask them if they have LinkedIn and if you can add them. If their name is too common, they can send you an email with a direct link to your profile. Do not add all people from the world to your connections. It is useless and also can look not serious.
  11. Use job search option on LinkedIn. You can also create some alerts for jobs (when you created your own Boolean Search with ” ” and OR, AND etc). LinkedIn will also recommend you jobs that are suitable for your profile.
  12. There are different LinkedIn accounts. You can have a basic one. There are also accounts that are good for Business Developers (to promote your company within new clients), Recruiters or Job Seekers. I would recommend the Basic one, especially in the beginning. In general a Basic Account is enough for you, I am also using now only this one and it is still a great tool 🙂

With regards to Xing or Viadeo, it is all similar. I would recommend to update these portals too as they are pretty popular in German/French speaking countries and can help you in finding jobs.

Good luck with updating/creating your profiles. If you have any question, write a comment below or click on contact tab to see my email address to send it.

Have a happy job hunting with social networks 🙂

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An extract from my LinkedIn account with recommendations, courses in which I participated and list of languages. Please remember to always update all information on your profile.

Tips and Tricks about writing a CV.

 

I am getting many CVs and requests to correct them or to give some advise.

I will write down here some suggestions that I always make. Please remember these are not orders, just suggestions:

  1. Orthography – even I lost a few opportunities when not paying attention to details and e.g. putting “professionnal experience” instead of “professional experience”. Yep yep, check it not twice or three times. Check your CV at least ten times before you start sending it.
  2. Prioritize your work experience and not education unless you are a scientist or just finished studies. Your experience counts more for your future employer then what you learnt.
  3. Always adapt your CV to every job. I personally have 3 resumes: one for recruitment jobs, one for training and one more general for admin jobs. You should also have at least 2 or 3, unless you have a specific job e.g. as a Business Analyst for many years and you only want to focus on this field.
  4. Have 2 versions of CV – a short and a longer one. Some companies prefer one pagers. E.g. Google always says there is 1 page for 10 years of experience. Some other employers prefer longer CVs. But never write a book, 20 pages is too much 🙂
  5. Address culture and company fit immediately. If I apply to Fifa, I would of course check their company values and try to put it somewhere in the summary. I would also mention that I am a football fun and that I enjoy playing Fifa online (please bear in mind both of my statements are true!)
  6. Talking about truth, never lie in a CV. You can adapt CV and say things in a professional, nice manner (e.g. “Coordinating extension and contracts service” instead of “Creating contracts and terminating people”) but never say things that you do not know or did not do!!
  7. Snapshot of your skills/achievements instead of the summary. Some people would make a summary about themselves for half of page saying they are professional, successful etc. I don’t say it is very bad but… It is better to saying concrete things, an overview of your biggest achievements or competences e.g.:
    •  Quadrilingual account manager (speaks fluently English, German, French and Polish)
    • Having portfolio of 20 clients and working simultaneously on 10 roles.
    • Generated an annual profit of 950 000 CHF.
  8. Remove some “empty” words e.g. success, professional etc. Instead of saying you have had great success in your career, give them an example of that success. Use numbers, metrics. It will show quickly that you have success but without empty wording – using examples is always a key.
  9. Visuals are important. If e.g. you are applying for a role of e.g. e-learning designer, you can give examples of your interactive quizzes. Remember never to exaggerate with strange colors or too much visuals. Remember about a professional photo. I swear to you once I received a CV with a photo of a guy in a nice white shirt and a horse next to him. And no, he didn’t apply for a job of a jockey 🙂
  10. The same with writing. Do not use super complex, long sentences. People prefer simplicity over too much complexity.
  11. Do not forget about other types of CVs that you should keep up to date especially on linkedin or xing. You don’t have to copy your CV to these portals but keep them up to date.
  12. There are a few formats acceptable by employers but I would recommend a PDF. Word or other readable formats can look differently on different systems. PDFs are safer plus if you save them as images and not text – nobody will copy them.
  13. Never stop improving your CV or portfolio. I created my last version of CV in September 2017. It does not mean I am actively searching for jobs. I like my job a lot. But it is always good to freshen up your resume. Use a newer template, add new tasks/responsibilities etc. Remember there are no ideal candidates and there are no ideal CVs. Do not give up 🙂
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Example of my short one page CV

 

 

Case studies or role playing – another type of an interview

 

Another type of interviews involve “case studies” or “role playing” interview.

You have a scenario and you need to react to it. To be honest, it does not matter how you react or which solution you choose (apart from choosing to beat your manager in case he refuses to give you a promotion 😉 ).

What matters is how you speak up your solution (confidence, hard tone of voice etc.) and if you put a few key words.

Let me explain you below how case studies work and what it is.

5 Rules of Improvisation:

  1. Don’t deny
  2. Don’t ask open ended questions
  3. You don’t have to be funny
  4. You can look good by making your partner look good
  5. Tell a story

There are many role play games and each one is tailored to the position/situation you are applying for. The goal of these role play exercises is to see how perform in the role you have applied for with particular emphasis on your demeanor throughout the exercise.

Each company has different values and these are often the benchmark by which you are judged. In order to do well in an assessment center role play exercise, you need to incorporate these values into your performance. Prepare with our role play and group exercise pack to give yourself the best chance of success.

Four tips to succeed in a case study interviewFour tips to succeed in a case study interview

  1. Deconstruct the question before you construct your answer – Break the question into ‘sub-questions’ that you can answer prior to solving the whole problem.Case studies often include a plethora of information and more than one question — it’s your job to sift through the information and pull out what’s most important.
  2. Explain your reasoning – Explaining your thought process to your interviewer will help them understand why you may have answered the question in a certain way. Even if you make a mistake, you’ll still be giving them the chance to observe how you reason.
  3. Listen to any leads or cues given by the interviewer and if you need additional information, ask for it without any fear. Any additional information that your interviewer supplies is probably something he or she wants you to remember, so take note of it and use it in your answer! Sometimes you’ll be assessed on how well you can probe for more information.
  4. Don’t stress about finding the right solution – Often times in case studies, there isn’t one right answer. The employer is assessing how you solve the problem, not necessarily the ultimate conclusion you draw.

What is very important, is that you include in your dialogue all values that your company XXXX is talking about, They are the following for example: open communication, trust, intercultural approach, commitment to excellence etc.

During the role play with somebody who will be an employee that is asking for a raise/promotion you should create an atmosphere of trust and talk about it. You should praise the innovative ideas of the employee. During the dialogue/negotiations you should mention his/her performance and underline that even if you are his supervisor, you are both equal partners. During the role play with somebody who will be an employee that is asking for a raise/promotion you should create an atmosphere of trust and talk about it. You should praise the innovative ideas of the employee. During the dialogue/negotiations you should mention his/her performance and underline that even if you are his supervisor, you are both equal partners.
It does not matter what you say but HOW you say it. It means you can prepare for a few scenarios:

  1. You are talking to an employee who has a bad performance. Here, the task is simple as you cannot reward somebody who does not perform well. Please remember about hamburger method. First you say e.g. that you noticed he/she has amazing organizational skills and it is well seen in his/her job as an Account Manager and he.she is a hard worker. Then you mention you noticed he/she needs to work on his/her sales skills as it is a crucial point in the job. In the end, you underline his strength again e.g. that he/she is structured, ambitious etc. Always:GOOD – BAD – GOOD
  2. You are talking to an employee who is a great performer. Here it is tricky, as it is difficult to say no to somebody who is excellent Again you talk about values, his innovation, trust that you both have, that you are partners. You say you cannot offer him/her a raise right now because of budget cut – he/she remembers that you had to lay off 3 people from the department because of it. Because of his excellent performance, he does not have to worry about his position but needs to be patient. 2018 will offer new options in promotion etc. What you can offer now in 2017 is a compensation e.g. more flexible hours / a fitness card and a more various responsibility in another department so he/she then gain more experience.You can use the “reciprocity” rule saying: “When I was your age, I also had a similar conversation in Reuters. I did not succeed to negotiate and had to wait 1.5 years. But I got compensated by nice flexible hours when I needed it when my son was born. Moreover, I finally got a promotion after being patient”. Reciprocity rules mean you know persuasive rules.

IMPORTANT: I do not know details of the role play. If the objective is to say a definite no, then stick to it. If it is more natural, flexible and you have a small margin of cash, another option is to give a small raise/promotion. But better stick to the scenario. And remember it is not what you say but HOW you say. Even if the scene goes into a different direction – stay calm and confident.
One of main rules is also a “liking” rule. Think about 1-2 things your employee will like doing or you know from his/her private life to have a positive ice breaker. Before starting the proper scene ask him/her. “Kate, I remember your son had a tennis tournament last Sunday. How did it go?” “If I remember correctly, you also play. We should have a small match together one day…”It will show them you know the negotiation and persuasive rules.

To case study or role play:

  • Identify the situation.
  • Add details.
  • Assign roles.
  • Act out the scenario.
  • Discuss what you have learned.

Some videos that will hep you to practice this role play:

 

A great link that gives you great tips how to prepare (WITH VIDEOS)

https://www.userlike.com/en/blog/customer-service-training-games

If you need to persuade the person that he/she should not get the promotion without him/her feeling hurt, manipulated:

A key word is “BUT”. Even if the “but” is stupid, some surveys showed that if you use “but” without any good reason, there is 87% chance somebody will do what you want.

 

Interview prep

Last week somebody I know had an interview. It was for a position of a gardener and involved a mathematical test.

I would not expect that. Unless it involved calculation of surfaces for gardeners. But it was a very complex test. He did not succeed, also because of stress.

This story motivated me for writing this post. I would not give you all recipes for how to succeed with interview. But I will accumulate a few golden rules for a typical behavioral interview:

  1. Read about the company that you are interviewing for. Stories where a nice lady succeeded even if she thought a big pharmaceutical company was selling computers (a true story) are rare. Show interest in joining the company during the interview.
  2. Let the interviewer talk. The interview should be a dialogue and not monologue. When they ask about your experience in international project, answer it but say: “I read your company’s clients are based also outside Switzerland. How does it work, can I be involved in projects abroad?”. This way you show you read about them but also you let the interviewer brag about their company or achievements.
  3. Use examples of your work or skills. When they say: “Tell me your biggest strength” do not answer simply: “I have excellent communication skills.” Answer “I am a great communicator. When working for my pharma company, there was a manager who did not like our program. I met him to understand his department and what he is looking for and was able to convince him that I am an expert in what I do”. Examples are crucial, I failed about 5 interviews because of lack of examples.
  4. Use short and clear sentences. Another reason of my few failed interviews was that I was talking too quickly, too long with no pauses.
  5. Tone of the voice: relax and smile. Smile always helps. If you feel tired, start walking on the room (*only for phone interviews). During a phone interview, when you are standing (or sitting properly straighten up when there is a Face to Face), your tone of voice is more confident.
  6. If they will call you on your mobile phone, check your battery and network. If it is a face to face interview – dress up properly and arrive a few minutes earlier so you do not have to rush.
  7. Use some key sentences: “I want to make a move toward a new challenge, where I will have possibilities to grow professionally”, “Given my proven ability to learn quickly and my willingness to invest my own time, would you consider talking to me more in detail about this position…”, “The areas you require sound like a match to my experience. It sounds as if you have some exciting projects at hand. What projects would I be involved with in the first few months?”
  8. Some key phrases about personality (please use only with examples): goal‐orientation, willingness to be a team player, motivation and energy: commitment to the job, eagerness to learn professionally, analytical skills, dedication and reliability, determination: I don’t back off, confidence in taking on new challenges, to make changes, problem-solver, team player
  9. When you have doubts about the question, use some phrases:
    – Let me think about it for a moment.
    – That is a very good question. I want to be sure I understand. Could you explain it again?
    – When you don’t know the word that you want to use, rephrase it. Do not say sorry when you do not know the word, just change it.
  10. Print the job spec and your CV. In stressful situation you can forget if you graduated in 2011 or 2012. With CV in your hands, you can always take a glance
  11. Take a notebook to take notes. It will show your interest and motivation.
  12. Show your flexibility – if they ask if you could work during 3 weeks during a year, do not say “No” straightforward
  13. Let’s say the job is in Geneva and you do not know French at all. Show your eagerness to invest in your own time to learn this language and to integrate into the country.
  14. When going to an interview, even if you know you would not take the job, you are participating in the interview to win, you will make your decision afterwards.
  15. Be passionate about the projects or achievements you made. Be proud of yourself. You are fabulous 🙂

Good luck during your interviews! Please leave a comment on my blog directly or write me an email at: kasiaschiller@recruitmentinanutschell.blog in case of any questions.

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Power of networking

According to many job researches, 80% or more get their jobs thanks to networking.

How to start? Practise with your friends or neighbours. Thanks to this exercise, I found out my neighbour can do a great manicure and I found a guy that will be helping us in carrying and constructing our wardrobe.

More examples? Out of my 5 jobs, 3 I found because of networking and recommendations.

Of course, being a networking master does not happen in 1 day. You need to feel comfortable and confident to do it. You need some patience and motivations. All these ingredients for a perfect networking recipe.

Next time you would like to find a transport, cleaning company or a job just..  don’t be afraid of talking! Go to some events, smile to your neighbours and coworkers and you will feel then the power of networking…

In case of any questions, comment on this blog or write me an email: kasiaschiller@recruitmentinanutschell.blog