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Networking

  1. 1. NETWORKING FOR RESULTS Amy Gibbs
  2. 2. Objectives <ul><li>Discuss Networking Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Networking Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Develop Your Elevator Speech </li></ul>
  3. 3. Networking Strategies <ul><li>Create An Elevator Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Contact People You Know </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Informational Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Career Fairs </li></ul><ul><li>Join Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Do Your Research </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Active in Your Job Search </li></ul><ul><li>Build Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Send Thank You Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain Your Network </li></ul>
  4. 4. Create an Elevator Speech <ul><li>Introduce Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Brevity is Key </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the Questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell Me About Yourself? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Should I Hire You? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Contact People You Know Former Employers Faculty Family Friends Associates Network
  6. 6. Informational Interviews <ul><li>Prepare a List of Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with Alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Professionals in the Field </li></ul><ul><li>Ask About Entry Level Positions </li></ul>
  7. 7. Attend Career Fairs <ul><li>Meet Potential Employers </li></ul><ul><li>Distribute Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver Elevator Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul>NMU: http://webb.nmu.edu/CareerServices/recruitmentevents.shtml Fall Job Fair and Career Expo Construction Management & Technology Career Fair. Summer Employment Job Fair Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair. Teacher Job Fair Orientation Information and Employment Fairs
  8. 8. Join Professional Associations <ul><li>Contacts for Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Annual Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to read Publications and Trade Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Network International (BNI): http://www.bni.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>American Society for Training & Development: http://www.astd.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Do Your Research <ul><li>Read about the Field </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Associated Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Job Sites </li></ul>
  10. 10. Keep Active In Your Search <ul><li>Each Situation Presents an Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Update Your Status </li></ul><ul><li>Speak About Your Interests </li></ul><ul><li>Meet New People </li></ul>
  11. 11. Send Thank You Notes <ul><li>Show Your Appreciation </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate Professionalism </li></ul>
  12. 12. Maintain Your Network <ul><li>Online Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Management </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Up and Update </li></ul><ul><li>“ Return on Relationships is about Return on Investment, where your investment is in the time and energy it takes to build a network of positive advocates – people who like, trust and respect you, and you them.” </li></ul><ul><li>~Rory Murray http://www.returnonrelationships.net/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions?

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