What is the quickest way to find a job today? Ask your network for referrals.
Let your contacts know what you are looking for and ask them to help you find mutual career contacts. Employers prefer receiving a referral from a current employee or trusted contact. Often many jobs are filled internally before they are even advertised. Make sure you talk to the right people.
Most companies are offering referral bonuses so keep talking to people and don’t feel uncomfortable asking for help. Make a list of everyone you know and determine who might know about available positions in your industry or company you wish to work for.
Make it a point to build closer relationships with the people in your network so they think of you first when they hear of job openings. Some jobs can be filled quickly, so make sure you strategically network with influential people whenever possible.