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Podcast: How to Use Your Network to Land Your Next Interview

Feb 18, 2018 15 MIN. PODCAST

Your network is the door to possibilities – so knock on those doors!

Applying for jobs can be stressful and overwhelming. Sometimes, just finding opportunities that excite you and move your career in the right direction can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Once you find that dream job, the pressure’s on to stand out in a sea of hundreds of other applicants. For many, that means scrutinizing every word of their cover letter and application, and while that’s certainly important, landing an interview amidst intense competition can take a little something extra.

So what can you do to distinguish yourself, move beyond the confines of the application process, and land that interview?

According to Jobvite’s 2017 Job Seeker Nation Study, which surveyed 2,000 Americans, referral candidates can be five times more likely to get hired than other candidates. That means your network can work in your favor when looking for your next position. In the first podcast of this three-part series, we talked about how important it is to build your network and connect with people at any opportunity.

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