How to Network - for Students and Job Seekers

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I developed this presentation for a students at a technical college. These students are future job seekers. They range from right out of high school to older people on their second career. The school …

I developed this presentation for a students at a technical college. These students are future job seekers. They range from right out of high school to older people on their second career. The school works hard to help them in their job search, but no matter their age, they have to take charge of their personal brand and their own career development by building their network.

I volunteered to come in and give them a quick overview of how I build a large network. And how they could use the same ideas to do it with just a few simple actions.

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  • 1. Building Your Five Part Networking Success Plan™ Presented by: Beth Bridges Membership Director Clovis Chamber of Commerce
  • 2. Networking is a Basic Business Strategy “ Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” Jim Rohn
  • 3. How I Discovered the Five Parts to Networking
    • 7 years as the Clovis Chamber Membership Director
    • 2000+ networking events
    • 1,470 new members … 80% said they joined the Chamber to network
  • 4. Believe It 70%
  • 5. Believe It
    • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says 70 percent of jobs are found through networking
    • Drake Beam Morin (DBM) study says 61 percent
    • Networking is the only way to find the “hidden” job market
  • 6. Go Places
    • Where do I go?
  • 7. Go Places
    • Chambers of Commerce
    • Associations
    • Trade Shows
  • 8. Meet People
    • Who do I want to meet?
    • and
    • What do I say when I meet them?
  • 9. Give Value “ If you want one year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want ten years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want one hundred years of prosperity, grow people." Chinese Proverb
  • 10. Give Value
    • What do I have to give?
  • 11. Give Value
    • Time
    • Information
    • Interest
    • Referrals
  • 12. Stay Connected
    • Only if you don’t want to WASTE all your networking efforts.
  • 13. Stay Connected
    • Events/meetings
    • “ Pen Pals”
    • Social media
  • 14. Final Thoughts and Questions
    • Where is “selling” in all this?
    • How long will this take?
    • What should you do next?
  • 15. For more information visit: www.ClovisChamber.com www.BethBridges.com “Like” us on Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ClovisChamber www.Facebook.com/TheNetworkingMotivator Presented by: Beth Bridges Membership Director Clovis Chamber of Commerce “ Thank you!”