Discussion: Unit 4

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Discussion: Unit 4

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After reviewing the unit materials, please post and respond to the following topics. 

  1. What resources have you used for finding past employment, or might you use for finding future positions? Why did/would you choose those particular resources?
  2. What steps would be most beneficial in preparing for a job interview?
  3. In what social networks have you participated? How might you use those networks for advancing your employment and professional growth opportunities?

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by Churchill Eze -

  1. To find job openings, I would use LinkedIn, Indeed, Upwork, etc. These types of platforms are made for employment-related activities. They consist of a lot of information and opportunities that help their users with their desired career path.
  2. To properly prepare for a job interview a candidate should dress professionally and should draft responses to possible questions, especially to questions that the candidate may want to avoid. 
  3. I would use LinkedIn to follow companies that I am interested in and subscribe to groups/pages that share beneficial information I can apply.

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by Abdon Le Roy Nkada -

For the current position, i had a closer relationship with key persons of the company. Thus i followed the company's evolution and news until i applied for the position.

For the next position or, to shift up my career, i am using LinkedIn net work to learn from professionals, I keep sharping my technical skills through vocational training and i follow companies pages on Facebook.

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by Adeola Iyiola -

1. I'd use prefer using LinkedIn cause it creates many opportunities and the fact that you can join professional groups to enhance your knowledge and get you connected, promote yourself by updating your profile so in any case someone might like it and want you to join their company.

2. In preparing for interview it is essential to dress professionally, be ready to answer to questions you might want to avoid, expected to keep calm and not use uncomfortable words so as to not make the interviewer feel uncomfortable too. All these are beneficial and to take note before going for an interview.

3. LinkedIn is a social network for gaining more exceptional ideas, I've participating on LinkedIn to access the companies I'm interested in joining and promote my career.


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by Carmen Barber -

Thank you for the insight, I have never used LinkedIn before. From what you are saying it will help you build a profile and put you on the right path in your field. Great ways you gave for preparation for an interview.

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by Khya Baldwin -
For finding employment or future positions I just go to the company that I’m interested in website. They usually have a link to their application.

I think it would be most beneficial to prepare for a job interview by practicing first what you’re going to say.

As far as social networks, I use LinkedIn. I think it’s really helpful if you’re finding who you want to connect with, and you can put yourself out there for employers to see.
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by Khya Baldwin -
I like to use LinkedIn, because it gives the option for employers to reach out to you.

I like practicing what I’m going to say beforehand.
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by bright uka -
1 in preparing for an interview i prefer dressing up and down it looks professional and keep me comfortable to withstand in any questions I need to answer

2. I have partispated on LinkedIn network to access the company were i work and i see it as as a social network were to gain more ideas in work place

3. LinkedIn is best because it it creates job opportunities and get connected
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by Lucky Okogun -
I use LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. For the future, I'll continue with these platforms for finding more positions. I choose them because they are easily accessible and LinkedIn for one, helps me scale up by providing updates and opportunities for building my career.

In preparing for a job interview, first I would ensure the job description is read again and understood. Then I would prepare for likely questions. Then I would make arrangements to get there early.

I have participated in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok. I have and will continue to use them to advance my career by reading and engaging career sensitive
posts. Then I would take time to build my online presence on the spaces.
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by Ahmed Shah -
Resources for Finding Employment:

Online Job Boards: Websites like Indeed, LinkedIn Jobs, Glassdoor, and Monster are popular platforms for job seekers to find job postings across various industries.
Company Websites: Many companies post job openings directly on their websites. It's often a good idea to target specific companies you're interested in working for and check their career pages regularly.
Networking: Building professional relationships through networking events, industry conferences, and online platforms like LinkedIn can lead to job opportunities through referrals and connections.
Recruitment Agencies: Recruitment agencies and headhunters can help match job seekers with suitable positions based on their skills and experience.
Freelancing Platforms: Platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, and Fiverr are options for freelancers and contractors to find short-term or project-based work.
Preparing for a Job Interview:

Research the Company: Learn about the company's history, mission, values, products or services, recent news, and any notable achievements.
Understand the Job Role: Review the job description thoroughly to understand the responsibilities, required skills, and qualifications.
Practice Common Interview Questions: Prepare responses to common interview questions such as "Tell me about yourself," "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" and "Why do you want to work here?"
Showcase Your Achievements: Prepare specific examples of your achievements and experiences that demonstrate your skills and qualifications for the job.
Dress Appropriately: Dress professionally and appropriately for the industry and company culture.
Ask Questions: Prepare thoughtful questions to ask the interviewer about the company, team dynamics, or the role itself.
Participation in Social Networks:

LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a professional networking platform where users can connect with colleagues, join industry groups, share updates, and discover job opportunities.
Twitter: Twitter can be used for professional networking by following industry influencers, participating in Twitter chats, and sharing relevant content.
Facebook: Facebook groups and pages related to professional interests or industries can provide networking opportunities and valuable resources.
GitHub: For those in tech fields, GitHub can be a valuable platform for showcasing coding skills and collaborating on open-source projects.
Using these social networks, individuals can engage with professionals in their field, stay updated on industry trends, share their expertise, and potentially discover job opportunities through connections and networking. Regularly interacting with relevant content and engaging with others in a professional manner can help advance employment and professional growth opportunities.
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by Soukaina Farhoun -
I like your answer. For finding employment, online job boards like Indeed and LinkedIn Jobs, along with checking out company websites directly, have been my go-to resources. Networking through events and platforms like LinkedIn has also proven fruitful for discovering job leads through referrals. When preparing for job interviews, I make sure to thoroughly research the company and job role, practice common interview questions, and dress professionally. Additionally, I actively participate in social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter to connect with industry professionals, stay updated on trends, and potentially discover new job opportunities through networking and engagement
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by Phillimon Nkhoma -

  1. There are a number of platforms for job openings such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Upwork and many more.  These types of platforms are made for employment-related activities. They consist of a lot of information and opportunities that help their users with their desired career path.
  2. To properly prepare for a job interview one should be able to dress well to fit the position  and should draft responses to possible questions, especially to questions that may be difficult to answer.  
  3. I would use LinkedIn to follow companies that I am interested in and subscribe to groups.
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by Oyedoyin Oladapo -
There are many platforms for job openings such as LinkedIn, Indeed, Upwork and many more. These types of platforms are used for searching job opportunity and connections.
They consist of a lot of information and opportunities that help their users with their desired career path.

To properly prepare for a job interview one should be able to
do research about the organization to get details information, practice likely questions and be confident. Dress well to fit the position and be well organized.
I would use LinkedIn to follow companies that I am interested in and subscribe to groups.
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by Carmen Barber -

Great ways to prepare for a interview that I never thought of, I gladly appreciate your insight.

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by Virginia Michael -
1. I have used Zip recruiter, Indeed.com, LinkedIn and Facebook to search for past jobs and I would still use it in the future because it is reliable and consist of lots of information and opportunity.
2. When preparing for a Job interview you should consider dressing properly and also prepare response to possible question for the job interview.
3. I would use Facebook, LinkedIn to follow companies, groups and pages that I am interested in to get information about job opportunity that I can apply.
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by Ambrasha Mask -

I have utilized mainly job boards in my past searches for employment. I am interested in developing relationships with managers, vice president, or other well-placed contacts in a desired company or organization. The new found relationships may lead to job opportunities tath may not have been available to me otherwise. As a recent graduate I am embarking on a search for internships. The internship can be a valuable career-development tool, providing an opportunity to learn and implement key skills. As I will be entering a new career it is important to me that I am able to demonstrate my abilities in a low-stake position while making useful connections,  and to determine if this type of work is a good fit for your career.  

The steps that would benefit me most in preparing for a job interview are:

  • Expect the hard questions and draft my responses in advance
  • Admit when I do not know the answer to a question, offer to find it, and get it back to the asker as quickly as possible.
  • Take my time when answering questions
  • Remember to pause, think, and then answer.
  • Project enthusiasm for my ideas and goals

I have participated in the social network, LinkedIn. Which is a free social network with a primarily business bent. I can connect with other professionals, track friends and colleagues as they progress in their careers, network for employment opportunities, post a resume to help employers to find me, join professional groups in fields my chosen field.I can research company listings, follow their postings for company news and job openings, and gain insights into a company’s activities and developments.I have also utilized Facebook's platform as well. Many companies have Facebook pages that I can like and visit to follow their in-house news.  I may develop select circles of friends and colleagues who share employment leads, career tips, training opportunities, and the like. I have found I have a strong preference for LinkedIn above all else.


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by Soukaina Farhoun -
For finding past employment, I have primarily used online job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor, as well as company career websites. These platforms offer a wide range of job listings across various industries and allow me to filter based on location, job title, and other preferences. Additionally, I have networked with professionals in my field through LinkedIn and attended career fairs and networking events to explore job opportunities.

In preparing for a job interview, the most beneficial steps include researching the company and the role thoroughly, practicing responses to common interview questions, and preparing questions to ask the interviewer. Additionally, it's essential to dress appropriately, arrive on time, and demonstrate confidence and enthusiasm during the interview. Mock interviews with friends or family members can also help improve interview performance.

I have participated in social networks like LinkedIn, Twitter, and professional forums related to my field. These networks provide opportunities to connect with industry professionals, join relevant groups, and participate in discussions and knowledge-sharing. I can leverage these networks for advancing my employment and professional growth opportunities by showcasing my expertise, engaging with industry trends, and building meaningful connections with potential employers or collaborators. Additionally, I can use these platforms to stay updated on job openings, share relevant content, and establish myself as a thought leader in my field.
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by Stephen Obiri-Ibe -
I have used different job boards to find job openings such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, etc. These platforms are good for job seekers and for those looking to build connections as they can network with other people in their field and industry.

When it comes to preparing for job interviews, the first thing to do is to thoroughly research the company and the role description. Practice interview questions, prepare answers to those questions and prepare questions to ask the interviewer. Be confident, enthusiastic, maintain good eye contact and body language. Don’t be in a haste to give an answer, use time to your advantage by pausing and thinking before giving an answer.

I have used social networks like LinkedIn which helps me connect with other professionals, colleagues, network for opportunities that help me connect with industry professionals, join relevant groups, stay up to date with industry trends and job openings.
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by MARY EFEH -

I’ve used many resources available in finding jobs  and LinkedIn is one of the social networking I’d used

When preparing for a job interview,it is beneficial to dress appropriately, practice what to say and draft out your responses in advance. 

For social networks,LikedIn is one of the best social networking and it provides many opportunities for people to post rusmes,join online professional groups and help potential employers find those in need of a job. 

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by Shiela Maree Pino -
1. **Employment Resources**:
I've used online job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor to find job opportunities. These platforms offer a wide range of listings, making it easy to explore options. I've also used LinkedIn to connect with professionals, join groups, and stay updated on industry trends. In the future, I'll continue using these resources for their extensive reach and ability to customize searches. Networking on LinkedIn and attending industry events are also valuable for finding new opportunities and building connections.

2. **Preparing for a Job Interview**:
Preparation for a job interview involves:
- Researching the company and job description
- Practicing common interview questions
- Preparing questions for the interviewer
- Dressing appropriately and arriving early
- Bringing necessary documents and following up with a thank-you email or note.

3. **Participation in Social Networks**:
I'm active on LinkedIn, Twitter, and professional forums. These networks allow me to engage with peers, share knowledge, and stay updated on trends. To advance professionally, I'll:
- Build a strong LinkedIn profile
- Engage with industry leaders
- Join relevant groups and share valuable insights
- Share relevant content and attend networking events for career growth opportunities.
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by Bayode Yejide Oluwafunmilola -
For finding past employment and considering future job opportunities, I've used LinkedIn, Indeed, and manual mail submission. I chose LinkedIn because it's great for networking and finding jobs through professional connections. Indeed is helpful because it gathers a lot of job listings in one place, making it easy to apply. Manual mail submission is more traditional but lets me directly target specific companies, which can leave a personal impression.

To prepare for a job interview, it’s crucial to read up and equip myself with adequate information about the company and the role I'll be doing. Discussing how my skills can contribute to the growth of the company is also a key step.

I've participated in several social networks, but for professional growth, I've primarily used LinkedIn. It's been useful for connecting with other professionals, following companies, joining groups related to my industry, and engaging with content that helps advance my career.
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by Nkalle Peter -
The resources i have used for finding past employment or future position are; Linkin, Indeed,Job board etc.I choose these platforms because it's authentic, helpful to all users,and has easy access for quit and effective employment.

When preparing for a Job interview I will make sure I dress professionally, that's well dress and I must be polite,ready mature ,and calm in my words and my approach tackling questions.
The social network I have participated includes,the Linkin.This platform will help me to search for competent companies i am interested in and subscribed to the platforms,that will share great opportunities i can apply.
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by gabriela fabris -
1. For my current job I have used manual mail submission CV

2.
-Dress professionally and appropriately for the industry and company culture
-Remember to pause, think, and then answer
-Researching the company and job description

3.
I would use LinkedIn to follow companies that I am interested, connect with professionals and stay update on industry trends
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by Donye' Dickens -
1. What resources have you used for finding past employment, or might you use for finding future positions? Why did/would you choose those particular resources?
Some resources I have used for finding past employment is LinkedIn, Indeed, and word of mouth. I chose LinkedIn because I used it more in college for networking. Indeed, was more of when COVID hit, there were a lot of remote jobs that seemed great, while having a little one to raise. I chose these resources because I am always on the computer and with my skilled background working with customer service helped. Word of mouth is more self-explained!
2. What steps would be most beneficial in preparing for a job interview?
Some steps that I found beneficial in preparing for an interview is getting to the business from the beginning. I try to do a mock interview with someone to kind of get a feel of everything and not be nervous. Sometimes I just wing it and just trust my instincts and use my personality.
3. In what social networks have you participated? How might you use those networks for advancing your employment and professional growth opportunities?
I have majority of social medias that out there. I honestly use Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, etc. for entertainment purposes. But like LinkedIn, Indeed have been more for networking. How I use those social platforms to advance my employment is to update them frequently. When it comes to my social medias, I do like to keep them private. Only reason is because people in the past have taken some pictures and videos and put them on their profile trying to be portrayed as me. I have found that sometimes using Indeed or LinkedIn doesn’t justify the person. I am more of an old-fashioned person so getting to know the person on a one on one level or just observing the person in an outside setting.
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by Keith Frazier -
I have made it a point to leverage networks of managers in addition to being proactive in searching through job seeking sites to identify opportunities out there. Work on strong connections between your network to identify opportunities that are out there. While working, I make it a point to journal my weekly activities to identify what things I have done that are interview worthy. These journal entries support the needs of the greater team and more specifically support the next job. Sharing the situation, activities that I took, and how we overcame the situation through my actions. I participate in a number of professional networks focused on race or orientation as well as networks focused on industry of work. Tapping in to understand what these different positions are, and understanding what is needed to participate within such a group would grant me access to individual contributors or hiring managers about possible positions, offering up ideas where applicable to see how managers can see me as part of the team. Thank you for taking the time to consider this discussion.
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by Peter Alferieff -
1. In the past I've used networking contacts and various online job posting websites to find employment. Speaking to people in my network gives me an idea of what is available, current salaries and requirements. Many of the better jobs are not listed and are filled by word of mouth through networks of contacts. Online job posting websites are quite comprehensive and are a quick and easy way to view local postings and quickly get resumes sent out.
2. Researching the company and the position carefully before the interview is highly beneficial. Once you know all about the company, its mission, goals, work environment, requirements for the position, expected salary and more, you will be in an excellent position to answer interview questions. Answers can be tailored to what the company wants to hear.
3. I participate in many social networks/media but I have never used them to find employment.
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by Delrose Burnett -
I used LinkedIn to find my last position and would use it for future positions. I chose this resource because it is a professional network that help people find the right jobs and connects people around the world.
The most beneficial steps in preparing for a job interview include learning about the company and spend time preparing for the interview. Practice some questions based on what you learn during your research about the company.
The network that I participate is is Facebook I have never tried to use it to advance my employment or professional growth.
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by Carla Lantigua -

1. The resources I used to finding past employment or future positions is LinkedIn and Indeed. I choose these sources because I was able to find Jobs and referrals from LinkedIn and Indeed. 

2. The steps that would be most beneficial in preparing for a job interview is be dress professionally, be prepare to answer question in a calm and exciting manner, I know you must always look up never down.

3. The social networks that I have Participated is LinkedIn and I use this to reach out to jobs and follow alumni from schools who worked in those jobs and can give feedback. 

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by Rosel Baquero -
To find a job I'm going to use LINKEDln
establish clear protocols and maintain transparency and documentation.
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by James Lyons -
1. I would use indeed, as it appears to have a good learnable User Interface, which is essential for websites to have if they want to be used.
2. I would suggest a couple things
  1. take notes. You don't have to bring them, but writing down the questions will help you remember them.
  2. Dress fancier then you would if you were going to work at the same job. Say you were applying for a construction job. Don't wear clothes to do construction in. 
  3. Be polite and brief in your answers. If a yes and no answer comes up, just answer yes or no. Don't describe the situation.
  4. Focus on what you can do for the company. They don't care if they're providing you with career growth opportunities. They only care if you can bring them profit, whether that's financial or skill profit.
3.I haven't really used much but I have some exposure to LinkedIn so I would use that, because I am familiar with it.
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by SALMA CHARQAOUI -
In the realm of finding past or future employment, I've relied on various resources, including online job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor, as well as company websites and career fairs. These platforms offer a wide range of job listings across different industries and allow for easy application submission. Additionally, networking through professional connections, both online and offline, has been invaluable in uncovering hidden job opportunities and gaining insights into companies and industries.

In preparing for a job interview, several steps can be immensely beneficial. Firstly, thorough research on the company, its mission, values, and culture, helps demonstrate genuine interest and understanding during the interview. Secondly, practicing common interview questions and crafting concise yet compelling responses helps build confidence and articulation. Additionally, preparing questions to ask the interviewer shows engagement and curiosity about the role and company. Finally, dressing professionally, arriving on time, and maintaining a positive attitude throughout the interview are essential elements of making a favorable impression.

Regarding social networks, I've participated in platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and professional forums related to my field. These networks offer opportunities for connecting with industry professionals, sharing insights and knowledge, and staying updated on industry trends and job openings. By actively engaging in these networks, I can build and nurture relationships, showcase my expertise through posts and interactions, and potentially uncover job opportunities or collaborations that align with my career goals.
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by D Staelle Ravix -

1)I have used personal recommendations/references and renowned websites like indeed.com and monster job finder to find employment. 

2)the two most important steps I will consider to be valuable in preparing for an interview are:

  • gathering information about yourself that are genuine and flattering to constitute great answers for the common interview questions you are likely to encounter.
  • Practicing so your answers sound natural and poised.
  • Preparing an appropriate outfit.

3)The social networks I mostly participate in are YouTube , WhatsApp and LinkedIn . I can use these platforms for potential growth opportunities by finding communities of the Same niche of interest as myself then introduce strategic conversations and partnerships that will lead to that .



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by Precious Prince -
1. Resources for Finding Past and Future Employment:
I have used job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor, as well as professional networking events and industry-specific websites for job searches. These resources provide extensive job listings, company insights, and networking opportunities, making them ideal for finding employment.

2. Steps for Preparing for a Job Interview:
Key steps include researching the company, understanding the role, practising common questions, preparing questions for the interviewer, dressing appropriately, bringing necessary documents, planning the journey, and mental preparation. These ensure a well-prepared and professional presentation.

3. Social Networks for Professional Growth:
I use LinkedIn, Twitter, and industry forums to connect with professionals, join discussions, showcase achievements, search for jobs, and gain industry insights. These networks help me stay connected, informed, and visible, essential for career advancement.
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by Henok Meki -

1. Resources for Finding Past and Future Employment:

For finding past employment, I have primarily relied on job boards and online job search engines like Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor. These platforms provide a wide range of open positions across various industries and locations, allowing me to efficiently browse and apply to opportunities that align with my qualifications and career goals. I've also utilized my personal and professional networks to learn about job openings through word-of-mouth referrals.


For future positions, I plan to continue leveraging these online job search resources, as they tend to have a comprehensive and up-to-date listings. Additionally, I intend to more actively engage with my professional network, both in-person and through social media platforms like LinkedIn. Connecting with industry peers, former colleagues, and mentors can provide valuable insights into the job market, as well as potential leads on unadvertised openings.


2. Preparing for a Job Interview:

Some of the most beneficial steps in preparing for a job interview include:


- Thoroughly researching the company, its products/services, industry, and key competitors. This demonstrates your interest and helps you tailor your responses.

- Carefully reviewing the job description and requirements, and identifying how your skills, experience, and qualifications align with the role.

- Anticipating commonly asked interview questions and preparing thoughtful, well-structured responses that highlight your relevant strengths.

- Practicing your responses out loud to improve your confidence and delivery.

- Preparing insightful questions to ask the interviewer that show your engagement and curiosity about the position and company.

- Researching the interview format (e.g., panel, behavioral, technical) and practicing the appropriate techniques.

- Ensuring you have all the necessary documents, such as copies of your resume, references, and portfolio (if applicable).

- Planning your transportation and arrival time to the interview location to avoid any last-minute stress.


3. Leveraging Social Networks for Employment and Professional Growth:

I have participated in several social networks, both personal and professional, that I believe could be beneficial for advancing my employment and career opportunities.


On the personal side, I use platforms like Facebook and Instagram to maintain connections with family, friends, and acquaintances. While these networks are primarily social in nature, they can occasionally provide leads on job openings through shared posts or connections.


More importantly, I have been an active user of LinkedIn, a professional social network. On LinkedIn, I have built an extensive network of current and former colleagues, industry peers, mentors, and other professional contacts. I regularly engage with my network by sharing relevant content, commenting on posts, and offering recommendations. This helps me stay top-of-mind and strengthen relationships that could lead to future employment opportunities or referrals.


Additionally, I leverage LinkedIn to research companies, industries, and job roles of interest, as well as to identify and connect with key decision-makers or influencers. I also use the platform to showcase my professional experience, skills, and achievements through my profile, which can help attract the attention of potential employers or recruiters.


Overall, I believe a strategic and engaged presence on both personal and professional social networks can be a powerful tool for advancing one's employment and career development goals.

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by NoDan's Land -
I use indeed. I'd consider other ones like monster. And, it never hurts to apply directly. I'd prepare by running through possible questions. Honestly, during a job search the first few interviews tend to be a trial run anyway. I'm not into social media. Mostly just FB for me. I'd I wanted to network, I'd use LinkedIn.
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by Glory Iyke -

To access job openings, I will use LinkedIn, Upwork & social networks. These are very helpful sources & provide a wide range of opportunities to those who can access it properly. They are very great platforms for networking too.

My best bit of advice for anyone having a job interview will be to, be yourself. Don’t try to be in another’s skin. Interviewers are smart & know when you are trying to fake it or trying too hard to please them.

Twitter, now X. This platform has a lot of HR managers who regularly post job openings on your their timeline.

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by Precious E. Onyeukwu -
1. Resources for Finding Past and Future Employment:
I have used job boards like LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor, as well as professional networking events and industry-specific websites for job searches. These resources provide extensive job listings, company insights, and networking opportunities, making them ideal for finding employment.

2. Steps for Preparing for a Job Interview:
Key steps include researching the company, understanding the role, practising common questions, preparing questions for the interviewer, dressing appropriately, bringing necessary documents, planning the journey, and mental preparation. These ensure a well-prepared and professional presentation.

3. Social Networks for Professional Growth:
I use LinkedIn, Twitter, and industry forums to connect with professionals, join discussions, showcase achievements, search for jobs, and gain industry insights. These networks help me stay connected, informed, and visible, essential for career advancement.
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by Rodgers Bwale -
DISCUSSION:

When searching for past employment, I have used online job boards, company websites, and networking events. Moving forward, I plan to continue using these resources, as well as reaching out to professional contacts and utilizing social media platforms like LinkedIn.
To prepare for a job interview, I believe researching the company, practicing common interview questions, and dressing professionally are key steps. Additionally, preparing specific examples of past experiences and accomplishments will help showcase my skills and qualifications.
I have participated in LinkedIn, Twitter, and industry-specific online forums. I can use these networks to connect with professionals in my field, showcase my expertise through posts and articles, and possibly even find job opportunities through networking. Overall, leveraging these social networks can help me advance my employment and professional growth opportunities.
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by Chota Mutale -
For finding employment, I've used **online job portals** like LinkedIn and Indeed due to their extensive listings and networking opportunities. **Company websites** and **networking** through professional contacts have also been valuable. I might use **recruitment agencies** and attend **career fairs** for their direct connections to employers. **Social media** platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter are crucial for engaging with industry professionals.

To prepare for job interviews, I research the company, understand the role, practice common interview questions, and prepare questions for the interviewer. Mock interviews, reviewing my resume, dressing appropriately, planning the journey, and bringing necessary documents are also important steps.

I've participated in social networks such as **LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook**, and **industry-specific platforms** like GitHub. Engaging in **alumni networks** has provided valuable mentorship and job referrals. These networks help in professional growth by offering insights, connections, and opportunities.
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by Carmen Barber -

The resources I used for past employment is Indeed, and Zip Recruiters. I chose these two resources due to my family and friends have used them before. In preparing for and interview, I usually get a a friend or family member to do a mock interview with me before I go to the real interview. I don't participate in social media, I use my phone for appointments and keeping in contact with my immediate family. My computer I watch movies,vi am not into the new age thing.

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by Yvonne Olivas -
When answering the interview question "Why do you want this job?", you can focus on your skills, the company, or the role. Here are some sample answers:
Skills
"I have skills that match the job role well, such as [list of skills]". You can also mention how your skills can help you achieve something in the role. For example, "This role would allow me to combine my skills in [skill and [skill to achieve [goal]".
Company
You can mention the company's reputation, history, or innovation. For example, "I have admired this company's successful strategies for years". You can also mention the company's values, such as its commitment to the community. For example, "I'm also looking for a company that contributes to the local community, which is very important to me".
Role
You can mention how the role is exciting or interesting to you. For example, "I love [job role specific task] and my last job took me away from that". You can also mention how the role will allow you to develop your career or use your knowledge. For example, "I believe I have the type of knowledge to succeed in this role and at the company because ...".
 


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Re: Discussion: Unit 4

by Jennifer Rice -

I have used Indeed a lot, largely because I have had success with it. I also like the way you can build upon your resume by completing proficiency tests and choose to let those be shown to potential employers. Potential employers can also search for employees and contact them (us) directly through the platform. The other gesture I am find of is the option to choose a relevant job experience from your resume to highlight for each job that you apply for. Sometimes I have experience I hadn't included-usually because of the time passed since that job-that becomes relevant based on the application at hand. I appreciate the opportunity to add that experience at that time. 

In the past, after being hired for a position, I have had the opportunity to discuss the interview process with one of the interviewers. I found that extremely useful going forward. Having the insight from that perspective definitely improved my interviews and my confidence going into them. The key advice I took from that conversation was also mentioned in this section: not to be afraid to admit you don't know, then to suggest you find out and get back to them. 

I had a LinkedIn page but I wasn't really looking to expand my business network or advance in my career at the time, so I really only familiarized myself with the platform without utilizing it. I did maintain a Facebook page for a very small business for a short time. I did learn a few things doing that, features that may be useful in future endeavors, but it was made more for entertainment value than to excel or promote the business.