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How to Enhance Your Career With Networking. Jeanette Miller U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge February 3, 2005. The Game of Networking . Applied Every Day Unconsciously Contacts Relationships Making Friends Referrals For Jobs Today’s Answer For Lost Art of Conversation, Letter Writing.

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How to Enhance Your Career With Networking

Jeanette Miller

U.S. Department of Energy

Oak Ridge

February 3, 2005

The Game of Networking

  • Applied Every Day Unconsciously

  • Contacts

  • Relationships

  • Making Friends

  • Referrals For Jobs

  • Today’s Answer For Lost Art of Conversation, Letter Writing

The Old Cliché’

  • “It’s Not What You Know - Its Who You Know!”

  • Simple But Effective Concept of Networking

  • Creating Links From People You Know To People They Know

  • Exposure To Maximum Opportunities

Why Network?

  • Accomplishes Career Goals

  • Less Than 15% Of People Get Jobs Through Want Ads

  • Rest Of Job Openings Part Of The “Hidden” Job Market - Networking

  • 75% Found Through Networking

  • The Most Powerful/Cost-Effective Marketing Tool Available

The Concept of Networking

  • Master The Art To Enhance Career Development

  • Know What You Want!

  • Is It A New Position/Job/Promotion?

  • Is It A Letter Of Recommendation?

  • Is It A “Work Relationship” Question?

  • Is It Simply Guidance On How To Approach A Particular Scenario?

Applying Networking To Enhance Your Career

  • Know What You Have To Offer

  • Establish Personal/Professional Goals

  • Evaluate Current Performance And Plan For Improvement

  • Utilize/Embrace Experience/Guidance Of Seasoned Co-Workers

  • Pass It On

  • Be A Resource For Others

How To Succeed

  • Honor The Code/Golden Rule

    “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto YOU”

  • Take Suggestions and Provide Feedback

  • Follow-Up On Leads Provided By Sources

  • Make Networking YOUR Priority

  • Life Goals and Career Goals Important

New In Your Career Or Looking For A Job?

  • First Priority – NETWORKING

  • Create List Of Valuable Referrals/Contacts

  • Promote Yourself To Them

  • Updated Resume

  • Keep Track Of Contacts/Stay In Touch

  • Be A Resource For Them

  • Look For Opportunities At Work (Volunteer)

Possible Sources

  • College Alumni Association

  • Extended Family

  • Friends’ Parents Or Other Family Members

  • Professors/Advisors/Coaches/Tutors

  • Former Bosses/Members of Clubs

  • Clergy

Value of These Sources

  • Learn What Its Like From Their Perspective

  • Helps You Understand Aptitudes/Training Needed To Get Into Particular Field

  • Inside Scoop on Training Programs

  • Insider Information On An Organization

Barriers to Successful Networking

  • Indifference-“Ho-Hum, Let It Slide, I’ll Just Drift Along”-(You Can’t Drift Your Way To The Top Of Your Career)

  • Indecision (The Thief Of Opportunity)

  • Doubt (Will Destroy Chances Of Success)

  • Worry (Some is Good-But Don’t Let It Overcome YOU)

  • Timidness (Timid People Don’t Get Promoted)—Building Your Courage

Enhancing Networking Opportunities At Work

  • Join Professional Organizations

    -Expand Your Network

    -Develop Your Personal/Professional Skills

  • Be Aware of Top Management’s Community Involvement

  • Attend Functions – Show Support

  • Build A Bond For The Future

  • Add New Contacts To Your Network

Getting That Ideal Job

  • Be Qualified

  • Have Good Resume

  • Know The System. Research The Organization

  • Do Your Research On The Interviewer

  • Attempt To Network With Person You Would Be Replacing

  • Learn Details Of Specific Position Requirements

  • Utilize Network Contacts Connected To The Employer

Sum It Up

  • Realize YOU Have Something To Offer

  • Honor The Code

  • Greater Visibility

  • Increased Information

  • Make Networking A Priority

  • Continually Look For Opportunities

  • Remember – No One Is Ever Too Old or TOO SUCCESSFUL To Network

Quotes To Live By

  • “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” (Henry Ford)

  • “Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.” (Henry David Thoreau)

  • "It's lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.“ (Muhammad Ali)

Sources for Professional Networking Help

  • Quintessential Careers


  • Monster. Com


  • Build Courage To Face The Enemies Within


  • The Career Center-DePaul

  • Four Steps To Cringe-Free Networking

  • Cornell University Career Services

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