Date Posted:  January 4, 2019

Networking is a strategy to gain more opportunities and more possibilities. It is a way of connecting with different people, people you know and new people you have never met before. Networking isn’t just the exchanging of information with others and it's certainly not about begging for favours. Networking is about establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the people you meet. Whether you are waiting to order your morning coffee, participating in a sports league or attending a work conference. But there is something you have to know. You are networking every day and everywhere you go, everyone you meet can help you move your job search forward. Searching in the hidden job market may take more planning and nerve than searching online, but it is much more effective.
Here are some tips from Aspirare to help you build your network:

Start conversations with your connections
Everyone thinks that they don’t know anyone who can help them during a job search, but that is untrue. You know more people than you think, and there is a very good chance that some of those people know someone else who can give you career advice or point you to a job opening. You can start by going through your social media accounts and start gathering names, connecting to new members and then start conversations with them.

Ask for Advice
Try to not ask your connection for a job. You want your contacts to become allies, don’t make them feel ambushed so ask for information or details instead. If they are able to hire you or refer you to someone who can, they will. If not, you haven’t put them in the uncomfortable position of turning you down or telling you that they can’t help.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

We value our clients and candidates,
finding the best solution for them both

So, wether you're looking for the best candidate to join your team, or the best opportunity to develop your career, we're here to help.

  Date Posted:  November 26, 2021
There is one certain topic in life and that is change!! How do we handle change? How does change affect you as an employee or as an individual? How does...
  Date Posted:  November 26, 2021
Aspirare and Made In Scotland participated in this year’s Kiltwalk on Sunday September 26 – the first live one in 2 years – which was a fantastic day where an...
  Date Posted:  September 24, 2021
The UK job market has drastically altered since the start of this year when the bulk of UK companies were lacking in confidence due to the unprecedented situation of the...
  Date Posted:  December 15, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impactful effect on people’s everyday lives as well as their work lives. However, these impacts are far from negative. During the Coronavirus pandemic candidate...
  Date Posted:  December 8, 2020
We at Aspirare Recruitment are feeling proud to be involved in the NHS supply chain during this current climate and are overjoyed to announce that business has been fantastic with...
  Date Posted:  December 4, 2020
How has the recruitment Industry changed due to Covid? Is this the future for the recruitment Industry? Is Covid here for the long run? What Industries have been hit the...