What do you think the best way to land a job in corporate America is? Did you guess job boards? Nope. Maybe you thought about career sites? Try again. Did you guess a referral from an existing employee? Congratulations, you won. (Well, not really. There aren’t any prizes here.)
So how do you go about being in the right place at the right time for employee referrals? The best way is to network and build relationships before you need them. You can do this the old fashioned way by meeting people at local events and trade shows or you can use social media. Either way works, just make sure you keep the conversations going. The better someone feels they know you, the more likely you’ll be able to secure a referral.
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