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An introduction to networking and its effectiveness for the the attendees to the University of Alberta Arts Works Conference 2013. Most of the statistics comes from CAPS own Graduate Employment......

An introduction to networking and its effectiveness for the the attendees to the University of Alberta Arts Works Conference 2013. Most of the statistics comes from CAPS own Graduate Employment Survey which is conducted once every five years.

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  • Used networking, may not have lead to job offer or interview

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  • 1. Networking 101 ArtsWORKS Conference
  • 2. Outline • Terminology • Does networking work? • Case study • Strategies • Online networking
  • 3. Terminology • Social capital • Human capital • Ties: strong and weak • Pull and push
  • 4. Does networking work? • No one knows for sure o o o o o How is it measured? Who makes up the sample? Other economic factors at work Relies on memory “Contact shame” • Underestimating intelligence gathering function of networking
  • 5. CAPS Graduate Employment Survey Used strategy to look for work, may not have lead to job offer or interview 1.Job posting on employer’s website, 74% 2.Other job posting site, 54% 3.Talking to people I know well, let them know I was looking for work, 58% 4.Talking to acquaintances, let them know I was looking for work, 51% 5.Tie a. Contacting organizations I had worked with or volunteered for in the past, 31% b. Cold contacts, 31% c. Used CAPS job postings, 31%
  • 6. CAPS Graduate Employment Survey Used strategy to look for work, led to job offer or interview 1.Job posting on employer’s website, 57% 2.Talking to people I know well, let them know I was looking for work, 47% 3.Talking to acquaintances, let them know I was looking for work, 32% 4.Other job posting website, 30% 5.Contacting organizations I had worked with or volunteered for in the past, 23% Online networking: 9%
  • 7. Case Study • Third year anthropology student • Game designer How are you similar to this person? o No specific education matches your desired job o First generation? o I’m changing my interests into employment, but not sure how that’s done o Limited social and human capital
  • 8. Strong and weak ties • No one in family has this career o Connection through tie Information interview o Hobbyists o • Member of a gaming group
  • 9. Education • Association of Universities and Colleges of • • • Canada (AUCC), Find a Study Program National Centre for Education Statistics (US) College Navigator Education UK, British Council Talk to your advisor
  • 10. Professional Associations • International Game Developers Association • GameCamp Edmonton • Game Artisans • Directories • o Companies o Independents Student Groups
  • 11. Volunteer • Volunteer Edmonton o Annual Fair o Social clubs Language learning Accessible recreation Child development Youth recreation • InformAlberta o o o o
  • 12. Conferences • Conferences • • • o GenCon o Game Developers Conference Trade show Career Education Apply for Green and Gold Grant
  • 13. Events • • • • Information sessions Fairs, mixers Community Events o Diyalogue o Pecha Kucha o Nerd Night o StartupU o Startup Edmonton Open Houses and Professional Groups Edmonton’s Next Gen
  • 14. Outcome
  • 15. What’s my bio? • Are you a student or a professional? o Program eligibility • How much experience do you have? • Do you have a professional membership? • Do you have any shared affiliations? • Do you know something about the organization or industry?
  • 16. Dealing with discomfort • Stay open o Do you really know what you like? • Be kind • Are we breaking up? • Wingman
  • 17. Online Networking • Not the most effective... o o 18% said they used it 9% said it led to an interview or job offer • You don’t know anyone locally • You want to relocate • Tools are improving
  • 18. LinkedIn • • • • • • Business networking Groups Follow companies Job postings Information sharing Resume distribution • • • CAPS Using LinkedIn Tips Sheet LinkedIn offers great training Do not need subscription
  • 19. Meetup • • • Online networking, but agree to meet in person Hobbies, learning, enrichment Meeting management o Startup Edmonton • • • Meetup: High tech and high touch Fee to run a group Group membership is not always free
  • 20. Google+ • Communities • Hangouts o o Online conferences Teaching and presentation opportunities • Need Google+ • account Currently supposed to be #2 social network
  • 21. Facebook and Twitter Facebook Company pages directed at students • Twitter Specific industries • o o Communication Entrepreneurs •Retweets but not direct messages
  • 22. Social Media Management • Hootsuite o Connection between social media tools o Recipes o Are my connections helping me? • IFTTT • SocialBro
  • 23. Privacy Issues • “Human Flesh Search Engine” and doxing • Privacy policies continually in flux • Limit picture taking and sharing o o Frenemies Moral dissonance • Do I have to turn off my social media while looking for work?
  • 24. Networking 101 ArtsWORKS Conference