Your Contacts

 

The ability to network effectively can make a real difference during the interview process.  Here's how to use your contacts and connections to get an insider advantage so you can do great on the interview and impress the interviewer.

Utilize Company Pages on Social Networks:

Visit the company's pages on  Facebook LinkedIn and  Twitter. The easiest way to find the company page is to search by company name or keyword. 

Using LinkedIn Connections:

The more connections you have on LinkedIn, the better your chances of having a connection who can help with your job search. When you're applying for jobs, be sure to use the connections you have.

Someone who is employed at the company or has connections there may be able to help your candidacy for employment.  See who you know who works or used to work at the company. Connections at the company could refer you to the hiring manager or give you a recommendation that will help your candidacy. 

Contact Your College Career Office:

If you're a college student or alumnus, ask your Career Services or Alumni Office if they can give you a list of alumni who work at the company. Then contact the individuals via email, LinkedIn, Facebook, or simply call and ask for the person affiliated with your school directly.