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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Joshua Waldman

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Chapter 15

Triangulating Opportunities, Companies, and People to Target

In This Chapter

arrow Uncovering the hidden job market with niche boards

arrow Finding and tracking your next boss

arrow Getting help from your social network

arrow Organizing your research to optimize your job-search campaign

Companies don’t hire people. People hire people. Consequently, developing direct relationships with the people who have a hand in hiring is a better use of your time than trolling job boards and applying to the positions you find through them.

But how exactly should you go about developing those direct relationships? Consider this chapter your guide. In it, I explain how to identify the companies you want to work for and the people you need to connect with online and offline to get your name added to the employee roster.

First, I help you discover some new, social media–powered ways of finding hidden job openings — the kind you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Then I help you peel back those opportunities to reveal the very people making the decisions about them. I guarantee you’ll walk away from this chapter with ...

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