Nobody ever said that to get a job you need to have a lot of people in your network or a god father to hold your hand.
In fact, the only person you need to get hired is you. If you know how to sell yourself and your skills to employers effectively, you won’t need to do any networking at all.
Approach the employer directly and introduce yourself. Get out of your comfort zone. Send them a LinkedIn invite and explain who you are and why they should want to meet you. This way you don’t even need an in-between man to recommend you for the job.
Show them what’s unique about you
What are you passionate about? Are you musical? Are you eloquent? Record a clip and send if you are in production industry.
This way you will have showcased your practical video production skills. You can also include additional information that is relevant to the job position to make your CV.
Employers or recruitment agencies in Kenya are easily impressed by candidates who know how to set themselves apart. Instead of doing what other candidates are doing, try something else that has never been done before.
Find out what other candidates are doing, and do whatever you must to avoid it.
Show them you can do the Job
The best way to show employers you are perfect for the position is to start doing the job now. Find out if there is any problem the company needs help with and make a value proposition to employers.
In fact, take the upper hand in the selection process. For example, does the company need help with driving traffic to their website? Do they want to increase their sales? Conduct some research, spend some time on it and then show employers how you can help them out.
Above all else,
Don’t forget the strong power of networking for a jobseeker. Networking is not about reaching a higher-up person; it’s about reaching the right person. This could be anyone ranging from a neighbor or a friend.
However, searching for a job when you have no connections doesn’t have affect your chances of getting one as long as you are a proactive jobseeker who is willing to go the extra mile. Question is are you?