Late last year, CNN Money reported that the national unemployment rate fell to 5.1%, nearly half of the 10% peak during the Great Recession. No matter what the unemployment rate is, job hunting is always a pain point for seekers and seek-ees. There is an age-old expression that what you know is far less important than who you know when applying for work. Though it may not be much easier than it was in the good ol’ days, we now find ourselves with more readily accessible opportunities through ever-growing social networks on and offline.
Annelise Schoups is a contributor at Rewind & Capture. With a degree in journalism, experience in public relations, and an education in travel, she is passionate about cultivating knowledge and storytelling.