How to build network to boost your career

Expanding it attracts opportunities, broadens horizons and develops skill sets, say experts

Most employers will consider internal hiring and employee referrals before advertising a job position or going to recruiters and head-hunters, so networking is often seen as key to job hunting. Some firms even consider candidates' networks during hir
Most employers will consider internal hiring and employee referrals before advertising a job position or going to recruiters and head-hunters, so networking is often seen as key to job hunting. Some firms even consider candidates' networks during hiring as they can be a competitive edge for the business.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

Networking is often touted as key to landing a new job. Most employers will consider internal hiring and employee referrals before advertising the position or going to recruiters and head-hunters.

Indeed, some jobs are never posted and are found only through networking, says a Workforce Singapore (WSG) spokesman, based on responses from the statutory board's career coaches.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 21, 2021, with the headline 'How to build network to boost your career'. Subscribe