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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

How to Enhance Your Career With Networking

Jeanette Miller

U.S. Department of Energy

Oak Ridge

February 3, 2005


The game of networking

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 clich

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sources for Professional Networking Help

  • Quintessential Careers

  • www.quintcareers.com/career_coaching_FAQs.html

  • Monster. Com

  • http://network.monster.com

  • Build Courage To Face The Enemies Within

    http://www.myfavoriteezines.com


Sources

Sources…..

  • The Career Center-DePaul

    http://careercenter.depaul.edu/html/sharpen/Workshop/skills.html

  • Four Steps To Cringe-Free Networking

    http://www.jobseekersadvice.com/career_advice/articles/cringe_free_networking.html

  • Cornell University Career Services

    http://www.career.cornell.edu/careerConnections/contactsNetwork/generalInfo.html


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