Building relationships online can be awkward. Knowing what to say to a person you’ve not met is challenging. That’s why I am excited to share some quick tips for networking with confidence to get noticed by employers.
First, do your research. Gather clues about shared interests from reading a person’s LinkedIn profile and any articles or posts they’ve written. Look to see which industry groups the person belongs to and consider joining the group. Like and comment on posts or articles the person has written so that your name becomes familiar prior to sending a connection request.
Next, find out more about the person's role in the company. Set a Google alert to receive notices when the person or the company is in the news. Browse their employer’s website and read the company’s annual reports.
Now that you have done your research, why not reach out with a unique video message instead of a standard LinkedIn connection request? Send a LinkedIn message or email with a link to a video introduction expressing your interest in a specific position and why you would be a good fit for the role.
WinTheView™ videos make it easy to build instant rapport with recruiters, industry peers, and hiring managers. In your 30-60 second video, start by introducing yourself, let the person know you are interested in their work, and ask to connect with them. It’s that easy, and few people will go to the trouble to connect in this way. It only takes a few minutes of your time to stand out from ordinary connection requests. There’s no limit to the number of video messages you can personalize and send through the WinTheView™ platform.
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Sharla is a mulit-certified career coach, executive resume writer, job search strategist, networking consultant, and published author. Through her company, Written by a Pro, Sharla has been helping executives and mid-career professionals land great jobs with better compensation and work-life balance for more than 20 years.
She approaches her business from a Christian perspective. Her favorite Scripture is Matthew 19:26 "with God all things are possible" and this Bible verse is the inspiration for the Mission Possible Career Coaching Program.
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