Professional social networks become a critical tool to find work abroad
According to the National Statistics Institute (INE), 40,000 Spanish left Spain during the first quarter of the year in search of a job, a figure that represents an increase of over 44% over the previous year. Find a temporary solution to the current economic crisis, an international experience, learn about other cultures and countries or just grow professionally are some of the reasons that have made labor mobility an upward trend.
At the end of the summer vacation period begins one of the most conducive to success in the job search, either in Spain or abroad. However, how to become visible in a culture, language and professional context completely different?Viadeo, professional social network with over 45 million users worldwide and 1.2 million in Spain, shows how professional social networks can pave the way for job growth:
- Get visibility internationally. Social networking professionals will offer worldwide visibility, allowing you to develop your personal and professional brand in markets that interest you. So, make sure you have a profile on the language of the country you want to go, to include the qualities you stand out as a professional and relevant to the market and sector in which you are going. The new functionality of ‘skills’ of Viadeo also allows your contacts to recognize publicly stating your skills and talents.
- Looking for jobs without scrolling. The employment available in this type of professional networking offers you the latest deals. You can filter them by country, county and keywords such as industry or position and create alerts on potential jobs that may arise. With these tools you will be aware of all the possibilities that appear in the country that interests you.
- Create a network of strong and active contacts. If as the theory of six degrees of separation, we are all connected, know how to manage contacts and create a strong and diversified network can open many doors anywhere in the world. Therefore, it is important that after a business meeting or a professional after meeting you include in your network to maintain and strengthen the relationship. In addition, through professional social networks like Viadeo can locate key contacts in your sector same region that interests you, contact them in a professional environment and even seek advice or recommendation, or introduce you to some other user.
- Research companies in your industry and meet professionals. There’s nothing like being well prepared!So take the opportunity to give you internet and social media to get to know the companies, their work, professionals and to be informed of any opportunities that may arise. In that sense, Viadeo has built among its new features pages of companies that allow companies to maintain a complete profile, networking and professional and even publicize new jobs.
Santacana Pol, Head of Viadeo in Spain, commented: “The first step in making a decision like going to work abroad is considering a clear and achievable goal. Thereafter you should consider what are the best tools to get it. For example, professional social networks like Viadeo help you to know and enter the labor market of another country and allow you to create and develop a network of contacts, meet professionals and local employers, researching companies in the country, and gain visibility internationally. “
In short, if one of the purposes of the new course is to look for a job in another country, the first step is to have a proper web presence, maintaining a profile on professional social networks as complete and current as possible and researching the culture well and the country in which you would like to settle.