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    • Career Networking
    • Introductions: Hello!
      • Chris Frew
      • Scientific Recruiting Manager
      • TechUSA, Inc.
      • --“Professional Networker”--
    • Career Networking: Basics
      • NETWORKING?
      • A social method by which opportunities are created through various networks of like-minded people.
      • Essential trait within almost all successful people!
    • Career Networking: Why?
      • Learn, share ideas and solve problems
      • Build long term relationships
        • Your career lasts a lifetime
      • “ Two minds are better than one?”
        • What about 3, 5, 25, 100 minds?
      • Make sure others know about you
        • Your success will be a direct result of the relationships that you build
      • We are all in this world together
    • Career Networking: Where?
      • Where should you be networking?
      • School
        • Class Group Projects Clubs
        • Alumni Events Sports Events Seminars
      • Work
        • Work Teams Lunches Company Events
        • Conferences Associations Philanthropy
      • Social Groups
        • Sports Teams Church Groups Clubs
      • Online: Social Media and Online Networks
        • Facebook Linked-In Blogs
        • Publications Presentation Articles
    • Career Networking: Class Examples
      • Class Examples???
      • Career Networking Presentation
      • Hopkins Biotech Network
      • Informational Interview: CMAST
    • Career Networking: Tips
      • Start with a plan: What do you want?
        • Job Promotion Mentor
        • Service Information Strategic Partner
      • Brainstorm for contacts
        • Examples:
          • Friends Family Neighbors
          • Classmates Professors Alumni
          • Co-workers Former Employers Teammates
          • Colleagues Community members Cashiers/Clerks
          • Dr’s / Dentist Auto Mechanic Accountants
          • Lawyers Recruiters Insurance Agent
    • Career Networking:
      • 3. Be Prepared:
      • Remember: networking is about marketing so be ready to advertise the right message
        • Practice your “Elevator Pitch”
          • “ I run a Life Science Recruiting and Staffing Firm and we specialize in finding and placing top tier scientific professionals for contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions.”
        • Tools:
          • Resume – have an updated copy on you at all times
          • Business Cards
          • Online Profiles
    • Career Networking: Online
      • Utilize and Leverage The Internet
        • Eliminates boundaries
        • Identify favorable connections
        • 24/7 Personal Marketing
      • What does your online image say about you?
      • Be Professional
      • Be Real
      • Be Remember-able
      • Chris Frew: Linked-In
      • Summary:
      • Recruiter, Social Philanthropist, Creative Marketing Specialist, Service Broker, loving fiancé...all in a days work. I work hard to build close and meaningful relationships from which good business opportunities fortunately emerge for all involved.
    • Career Networking:
        • 4. Networking is about others first:
          • What can you do to help others within your network?
          • “ What can I do to help you with your goals?”
        • The Law of Reciprocity
          • “ People are subconsciously motivated to reciprocate anything that is done to or for them .”
          • The best way to impress others, is to first be impressed by others
          • “ What goes around, comes around”
        • Always be willing to give and help others first
          • Share useful articles
          • Make favorable introductions
    • Career Networking:
      • 5. Take advice and Follow up
        • If someone takes the time to give you advice or help you out, make sure you “do what they say”.
          • You can loose valuable allies by neglecting the advice and help that is offered to you.
        • Contact referrals immediately
        • Prompt follow up is the KEY!!!
          • You should always send thank you notes, letters or emails when someone has helped you
          • It is also important to keep them updated on your progress, especially if they referred you to a colleague of theirs
    • Career Networking:
      • What companies are looking for:
      • The one trait that companies require for every job:
        • Good Communication Skills!!!
        • Networking is a great way to develop those skills
      • 5 Traits That Hiring Managers Look For
        • Ability & Suitability
        • Willingness
        • Manageability & Teamwork
        • Professional Behavior
        • Are you a problem solver?
    • Career Networking: General Tips
      • Start with the right attitude
        • Think of it like a game/competition
      • Have a plan (long & short term)
      • Develop a professional “online image”
      • Network with others in mind
      • Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want
      • Keep in touch – it will separate you from the rest
      • Use all of your networks
      • Keep track of your networks - Organization
      • Smile
    • Career Networking:
      • Questions?
    • Useful Resources:
      • www.hopkinsbiotechnetwork.org
      • www.linkedin.com
      • www.helpareporter.com
      • http://carey.jhu.edu/alumni/events/
      • www. techcouncilmd .com
    • How To Ace The Interview!
      • Thank you!!!
      • Chris Frew
      • 410-584-9003
      • [email_address]