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Glassdoor’s new Facebook feature boosts professional networking

Difficult to obtain connections

Pursuing career goals means something different to each person. For some, it may mean that they just need to move up a few positions with their current company. For you, it can mean that you have to start the job search all over again, as your professional goals may involve another company or industry entirely. If that’s the case, one problem that you may run into is getting into your chosen company or industry, as over half the battle is having the right professional connections. Those connections are notoriously hard to get and develop, but a new online tool will actually provide you with the information you need to reach out, make contact, and get connected to all the right people.

Glassdoor’s Inside Connections uses your Facebook information to, essentially, introduce you to those who can help you get your foot in the door – whatever that door may be. Glassdoor will analyze your friends and the friends of your friends, and then it will compile useful data for you to peruse – which companies they work for, their positions, and for how long they’ve worked for their respective companies. Alongside this information, you can also search job openings, which will automatically link you to your beneficial associations. By joining Glassdoor via Facebook, you can then apply to open positions and message the relevant connections and see where that newfound acquaintance can take you.

More than just a connection

However, Glassdoor is more than just providing a way to connect with those who have professional influence and clout. You can also view submitted information by current and former employees of over 150,000 companies. This information includes office ambiance, salaries, hiring processes, and benefit details. This can give you a clearer view on each company and position and how it will affect your professional life. Because we all have the tendency to place certain companies or positions on an unrealistic pedestal, using Glassdoor can help keep everything in perspective.

With the modern job market being so unstable, using every tool and resource to assist you in achieving your goals in the workplace will only benefit you in the long run. Glassdoor’s Inside Connections is about using your resources and connections to their best advantage. Glassdoor amplifies the power of your connections and does all the hard work for you. All you have to do is find the right job opening and allow Glassdoor to match that job opening with a viable connection.

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The American Genius Staff Writer: Charlene Jimenez earned her Master's Degree in Arts and Culture with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Denver after earning her Bachelor's Degree in English from Brigham Young University in Idaho. Jimenez's column is dedicated to business and technology tips, trends and best practices for entrepreneurs and small business professionals.

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