The question most often asked in hiring is - "Where do I find the best people for my team?". The easiest answer to this question is to leverage your network. In fact, you can hire faster, better, and cheaper than ever before simply by creating a referral program for your employees…
Celebrities and mere mortals alike have been sharing their #FirstSevenJobs on social media over the past week. The trend began after an Alaskan songwriter asked her fans what their first seven jobs were to drum up some inspiration for a song.
Celebrities like Steven Colbert and Buzz Aldrin have shared how their careers started.
#firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiter
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016
Now Global Space Statesman!
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) August 7, 2016
And while it’s been cool to see how the everyone on the internet’s careers got started, we’re really interested to know who got their careers started? Because we believe in the power of referral networks, this question has been really nagging us this week. Given that 40% of all hires come from referrals, it’s easy to estimate that almost 3 of all of our #FirstSevenJobs came from an introduction from a friend, family member, or even a neighbor.
That’s why we want to know:
Who Introduced You to the *First* of Your #FirstSevenJobs — and what has that meant for your career?
Share your story about who got you your first (or all seven) job below in the comments, or tweet @Draftedapp with your story! We’ll add and update the best ones below.