LinkedIn’s Eddie Vivas says the top three secrets to getting hired in 2016 have a lot in common with skills unique to PR.
Here are three tips:
1. Dust off your rolodex, Excel spreadsheet or whatever you’ve been using to keep track of colleagues’ contacts throughout the years. Someone you’ve only met once or twice could lead you to a new opportunity.
From Vivas via Fast Company:
It’s less [about] who you know, [and more about] who you know knows. Even if you don’t know someone directly at a company, chances are you know someone who knows someone. We’ve learned it’s not necessarily your best friend who’s going to help you land that next job. It’s more likely to be your best friend’s former co-worker, or even that co-worker’s neighbor.
2. If you’re an emerging communications professional, Vivas says not to get caught up in the specifics of your education history, or what you think a certain degree qualifies you to do.