How To Network
The best way to find a pathway to a new career is through the people you already know. This is what you would consider as a warm contact in the world of social networking. A cold contact is someone you met but would like to know more formally. Cold contacts can easily be made into warm contacts. Cold contacts used to be made during company and industry seminars. Cold contacts were usually representatives or hiring managers for that company at the seminar. Today a cold contact can simply be made during the interview process. Perhaps you really wanted to work for a particular company and was a perfect match for the company, but not for the particular position that you applied. You have just made a cold contact for that company and any sister companies under the same umbrella, or anyone that hiring manager may be in cohorts with.
Whether you know it or not, when you research a company you might start working for you are job networking. This type of networking is popular and widespread on the internet. This is the best way to ask what it's like to work for a particular company, what type of benefits are offered without any first hand commitment to a the company in question. Another way of job networking is using statistical data sites that list current salary information, company names and contact information so that you can turn that cold contact into a warm contact.
Another type of job networking that seems more like social networking are sties like Linkedin, surprisingly Facebook, and MyOnlineCareerSpace. MOCS is different from Facebook and Linkedin by providing all the tools you need for professional social networking and are widely accessible to both you, the job seeker, and top notch companies looking for unique candidates.
MyOnlineCareerSpace is a social networking site where we not only understand the radically changing job search atmosphere; we are experts and pioneers of the innovative tools becoming available for job networking internationally. MyOnlineCareerSpace can teach you how to network effectively via the internet in order to reach a wider, untapped audience.