Why your Networking game on LinkedIn might be holding you back from success (and how you can fix it)
Three years ago when I was a student, I applied to this highly competitive and really cool internship in Tech that I really wanted.
Spoiler alert: I got rejected. Twice.
But I still got the internship.
How? I put my LinkedIn networking skills to work. In this article, I’ll show you exactly how you can do it yourself and get you closer to your dream job.
Now, as a Spotify Data Scientist, I’m swamped with messages from aspiring Data Scientists daily. They know, just like I do, that networking on LinkedIn isn’t just helpful; it’s critical for career advancement.
You won’t go far without it.
If you’re a Data Scientist job-hunting, this article could be your game-changer. Here, I’ll delve into effective networking tactics that helped me land the opportunities I wanted, even after getting rejected from the application process.
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According to Forbes, 75% of resumes are rejected by applicant-tracking software before the hiring manager even sees them.
This means 2 things for you:
- You might not go too far in your career if you don’t pull your social strings.
- If you don’t, be sure that others will, and they’ll leave you with crumbles.
You’re gonna have to do a lot more than just press send on that job application.
I’ve been there — sent thousands of them that led me to nowhere.
This post originally appeared on TechToday.