Top 5 Benefits of Joining a Talent Network
Nov. 21, 2022
By Brenda Larson
Have you ever interviewed at a company and found out that you weren’t chosen, but came in a close second?
That can be tough. If you are still interested in the company, think about the power of staying connected and having them easily reach out to you when a new opening becomes available. That’s powerful. That’s the power of a Talent Network.
First off, what is a Talent Network? It’s an online network where you can begin building a relationship with a company, even before you would be hired. By joining, you are letting them know you are or may be interested in them as an employer. You can learn beyond what you’d find from a website by gaining access to insider knowledge about the company, as well as learn about job openings that match your skills. Companies will have direct access to reach out to you when a position opens up that matches your interests and background. Whether you are actively searching for work or passively seeking a better opportunity, joining a talent network is a great first step in your journey.
It’s worth your time to explore the top 5 benefits of joining one. And that time starts now.
Establish relationships with employers.
These relationships are perhaps the most important benefit of all. You can build them without even having to be actively looking for a job. By sharing your background, skills and interests, you can highlight yourself to stand out from the rest.
Be the first to know about new job openings.
In your search, you found a company you are interested in joining, but see there are no jobs that fit your background and interests at that moment. Don’t stop there. Join the company’s talent network. By creating a profile and expressing your interest, they will have your information for any upcoming roles that may be a good fit. You can stay informed of opportunities, and even better, information about these opportunities can be delivered right to your inbox. Don’t miss out on upcoming openings that can help you reach your career goals.
Gain access to career and skill development information.
The best place to learn about developments in your field or requirements for specific jobs is in a network where employers share valuable information through blogs, newsletters, company updates, testimonials and industry news. This information is useful for candidates of all levels.
Curious about what it’s like to work at this company.
Joining a talent network is the opportunity to learn and explore. Learn about the company and explore their culture, while even learning a little something about yourself. Through the network, you get an inside look. You can see how you might fit in and then determine if it’s your employer of choice. It gives a better understanding of what it could be like for you as an employee. Maybe you are happy in your current role and don’t feel the need to be job searching. If that’s the case, that’s fine! One thing is, you never know what the future holds, and the day might come that you feel you want to make a move. Through the network, you’ve put yourself one step ahead by already educating yourself about the company and now you are on their radar.
Dream job could be just a click or call away.
Imagine never having to search a career site, but having a recruiter contact you about an opportunity that fits your skills, motivation and expertise. Talent networks have become a top sourcing tool for companies when they are searching for new employees. They were developed in order for companies to stay connected to their talent audience. Click or call, the recruiters are coming to you!
After seeing the benefits of joining a talent network, you should join ours! We want to stay connected with you and share knowledge, company insight and future opportunities so we can help you with your career goals. Maybe, just maybe, Knute is where you can create your best self. Join our talent network to find out.