Networking and informational interviews
Networking is a powerful job search strategy in Canada, as many job opportunities are filled through word-of-mouth and referrals. Building professional connections through networking events, social media, and industry-specific gatherings can lead to hidden job opportunities.
Informational interviews are a valuable networking tool. They involve reaching out to professionals in the applicant’s field of interest to learn more about their experiences and gain insights into the industry. During an informational interview, applicants should be respectful of the interviewee’s time and come prepared with thoughtful questions. These interviews can help job seekers expand their network and gain valuable advice for their job search.