My column for the March issue of Builder & Developer magazine is now posted online.
For this issue, entitled "Preparing for the Employment Rebound," given the improving economic climate, I wanted to review the best networking and job-hunting strategies for those working in the building industry. The column includes interviews with recruiters Matt Slepin of Terra Search Partners and JoAnne Williams of JWilliams Staffing.
So what’s the best way to network your way into a job? Firstly, both Williams and Slepin agree that LinkedIn is the best social network for business. Secondly, demonstrating involvement in the industry can show that you know how these organizations are structured and have personal resources to bring with you. And thirdly, don’t be a passive jobseeker: instead, research the hiring manager for a position and network your way into the company so you already know who you’re talking to before that all-important interview.
To read the entire column, click here.