Traditionally, to search for jobs, candidates had to rely on local newspapers, and temp agencies. While these methods may still be in use, they no longer provide the same access to opportunities that current job seekers need.
The Internet revolutionized the job search process, and in 2022, about 80% of job searches were conducted online, with job boards playing a crucial role in connecting candidates with companies. In the same year, Indeed alone recorded more than 250 million unique visitors every month.
These platforms are extremely efficient for finding jobs in the early stages of your career. However, job boards have their own limitations in terms of being too impersonal, overcrowded, offering poor CV quality to recruiters, and being inefficient for the evolving roles of today. One needs to go beyond job boards to efficiently find suitable jobs.
But, how so? The answer lies in networking. Over 85% of jobs in today’s age are fulfilled through networking. Here are 4 efficient ways to build your professional network and find jobs: