Guest Post: LinkedIn Basics

We are thrilled to present the first in a series of blog posts written by Anna Trester. Some posts in the series will be advice posts about the job search like this one, while others will be interviews with linguists who have pursued multiple careers. You can find them all and more over at her blog, Career Linguist.

How to Follow Up After Networking

Networking is an essential component of job searches today. According to L. Maren Wood, your chances of landing a job by sending a resume in response to a job posting are less than 10%. Meeting with someone from the company or finding out about a job from an acquaintance increases your chances to over 50%. Panelists at the Beyond Academia 2015 Conference also emphasized this point – if there is one thing you need to do …