Tapping into Your Career Network — Domestic and Global
Networking is the best tool you’ll find for uncovering job leads — domestically and internationally.
Maybe you’ve heard it too many times before — or maybe you’ve never heard it — but in job-hunting, the best tool you have for uncovering job leads, domestic or international, is your network of contacts. The vast majority of jobs are found through networking.
The cliche goes, it’s not what you know, but who you know. In job-hunting, it goes one deeper: it’s who knows you.
If you have never used your network of contacts before, try it. You’ll be amazed at the number of people you know — relatives, family friends, classmates, friends, co-workers, etc. — who know someone who currently lives in the foreign country you want to work in — or knows someone who does… and that’s how the process works. Someone who knows you talks with someone they know and then they connect the two of you.
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