Networking for Career Success Graduate Business Career Center Agenda and objectives Understand what networking is and why it is important Learn how to network for job search and career exploration Know yourself and what you want Define and expand your target market
Networking for Career Success Graduate Business Career Center
The Job Search Process
Defining and Expanding Your Target Market
Effectively Communicating Your Brand
Building Productive Networks
Networking does not mean asking for a job!
Goals of networking:
Research shows that 70-80% of jobs are found through networking your job search strategy should focus on networking as one of the primary vehicles for finding a position
Alumni, mechanic, hair stylist, acquaintances, et al.
Person getting popcorn ahead of you at the movies
Person next to you on the bus
Close friends, family, et al.
Classmates, co-workers, professors, et al.
Distant relative you meet at your family reunion
A friend of a friend of a friend…
Weak ties are often the most useful contacts in a job search!