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4 Unusual ways to land a job in 2015 MARLBOROUGH, MA -- 1) Look for people who can refer you to jobs by scouring LinkedIn and Twitter. Do you have a friend who works in a city you want to move to? Are you still in touch with a previous employer who'd have a great industry connection? 2) Connect with industry professionals on LinkedIn. When you connect, send a unique message introducing yourself and stating your purpose for connecting. After connecting, ask them if they know of people within their network that could refer you to job opportunities. This is a great way to cast a wide net during your job search and expand your network of professional connections.

3) Build relationships with recruiters. From LinkedIn to Twitter, recruiters are using social media to scope out top talent. Develop relationships with them so you can get connected to the right people within a company. When you connect, ask them thoughtful questions. Ask about the types of positions they typically fill, about the company's culture and hiring process.

4) Create a list of companies you want to work for and interact! Then start engaging with their content. Ask employers about their company, retweet their content, and connect with employees who work there. Try sparking conversations and say something like, "I really like what your company does! Do you have a blog I can read?" This is a thoughtful way to show employers you're genuinely interested in their company.

Jones Career Development

Career Development provides career employment assistance to its students and alumni as well as employee candidate assistance for employers seeking to hire College students and alumni.

For Students and Alumni:

Career development assistance is a free, lifetime service available to students and alumni of the College.

Available services include, but may not necessarily be limited to:

  • identification of career options and opportunities
  • preparation of cover letters and resumes
  • locating potential employers
  • preparation of employment interviews

Students and alumni in need of career development assistance should register with Career Development. Registration can be accomplished online by clicking here; or calling 904-743-1122, extension 271, if in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area; or 1-800-331-0176, extension 271 if located outside of the Jacksonville, Florida geographical area.

Appointments are encouraged but walk-ins are accepted at both of the on-ground Campuses.

For Employers:

Career development assistance is a free service available to employers wishing to hire students and alumni of the College.

Available services include, but may not necessarily be limited to:

  • making employment position openings available to students and alumni
  • participation in on-ground campus Career Fairs

Employers should register with Career Development. Registration can be accomplished online by clicking here; or calling 904-743-1122, extension 271, if in the greater Jacksonville, Florida area; or 1-800-331-0176, extension 271 if located outside of the Jacksonville, Florida geographical area.

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