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Everyone knows that job referrals are one of the best ways to get hired. And we’re not even talking about references, which can be absolutely key after an interview.
The bottom line is, getting a recommendation from someone impressive can go a long way to proving that you yourself are impressive. And in this day and age of LinkedIn, your professional recommendations are steps A-Z when it comes to effective social job networking.
Over at the the Personal Branding Blog, there’s a great post up entitled The Best Way To Brag. They have 5 excellent tips for soliciting testimonials that will open doors.
Who are the sort of people you should solicit job referrals from?
Get recommended by people who will look impressive to the people you want to impress. For example, if you are a student applying for a financial services job where you would report to a Director of Finance, it would be much more impressive to have a recommendation from your Corporate Finance professor than your History professor. This is not always possible, so do what you can.
Sure, an “attaboy” from your Pastor sounds good. But it’s better if you get a recommendation from someone in your industry… preferably, someone in your industry the hiring manager would be impressed by.
Read the whole thing for the other four excellent tips.
Source: Personal Branding Blog