Check out this article for networking advice and
examples. We’ve highlighted the most important steps for establishing and
expanding your network!
-Let everyone know that you are looking for a job! Including
family, friends, neighbors, college alumni, etc. Ask if they know anyone in your desired field.
-Politely ask if you can have their contact information or
if they will introduce you.
-After the introductions, arrange to meet for half an hour
for an informational interview over coffee or lunch, or possibly stop by their
-When you meet, do not ask them for a job! You are there to
get advice, learn about their experiences and make more connections.
-Explain your career goals and what kind of position you are looking for.
-Ask if they can suggest anyone else for you to meet with…
usually they will give you a couple contacts.
-After your informational interview, be sure to thank them
by email or a handwritten note.
-Don’t forget to follow up- keep them updated on your job
search and let them know you met with the people they suggested.
-The process is slightly different,
but check out this article from Career Builder and you’ll be on your way to establishing a large network!
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