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Career Networking

it's who you know and what they know about you!

Networking is an important career development skill that is worth developing. Networking is really just having a "career conversation" with someone for the purpose of exploring careers or job searching. Networking with your contacts can help you to:

  • Explore careers and jobs: Talk to professionals in an informational interview where you can gather information about a job, career field, industry or workplace so you can determine if it's a good fit for you.
  • Find a job: When you are actively looking for jobs, use networking to market yourself. By talking to people about your qualifications, positions and employers of interests, you may hear of leads and other resources. 

Where do you find people to network with?

As networking involves simply sharing information about careers, you can network with other students, family, friends, professors, supervisors and professionals you meet at career fairs or other events. You can also used LinkedIn to find professionals in your areas of interest. Join the Alumni Career Network Group in LinkedIn to build your professional network and. LinkedIn offers an Alumni resource to search where alumni from your university work and live.

survey says...

Recent surveys of employers indicate that over 50% of all open positions are filled through networking! Begin to develop your networking skills. Keep your relationships live and meet with contacts even when you are not seeking a position. 

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