Job Resources if you are looking for a change are plenty. The best way to increase your chances of getting a job is reference. Many large companies advertise their jobs for the sake of fulfilling the conditions of law. However they prefer a new employee being referred by someone already working for them. This is a good for the company. Before the interview they know about the candidate. they can spend less on the ad campaign.
In fact some companies reward the existing employees if their referrals make it.
So Next time you find a suitable job, Just don’t apply it immediately. Try to find if any of your friends or acquaintances working for that company. Networking helps you to get this information. When you find the information of your acquaintances , you have an insider information on what the company is exactly looking at, how is the company, work culture of the company, etc. now make sure that your profile matches their actual need, tweak it if need be and send it through this reference. This way you are bypassing the step one of by passing the stack of resumes. Your resume has a reference whom the company knows. Your chances of getting an interview call increase by atleast 50 percent.
Please make sure that the reference you are choosing has a reputation in the company which helps you. also, your reputation with this person is also important.
You can maximize your chances if you are rightly updating your profile in social networks such as Linkedin of Naukri
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Originally posted 2009-03-12 15:19:00.