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Networking at Pro.Dev - Your Way into Digital in Manchester<br />Networking is: -<br />Informal fact finding<br />Getting ...
When can/do you network?<br />CPD events like Pro.Dev<br />but also.....<br />Conferences<br />Exhibitions<br />Guest lect...
Before you go to Pro.Dev<br />Research the companies you are going to target – e.g. current projects, what could they offe...
CV’s for Digital<br />It’s a visual industry so many of the firms like to be able to access an electronic portfolio highli...
On Pro.Dev day<br />Get yourself into a positive mood and be confident that: <br />I am going to learn a lot that is new a...
Networking at Pro.Dev<br />Being offered a placement or a  job interview isn’t just about the work you will do – it’s also...
Networking at Pro.Dev<br />To bring a real SHEEN to your introduction:<br />Smile<br />Handshake – if appropriate<br />Eye...
Moving on from the Introduction<br />Ask sensible and interested questions  e.g. current projects, future developments,<br...
And after Pro.Dev day....<br />Make sure you record useful details for follow up later on. Check the best method (phone/em...
Still have questions? <br />Contact:<br />MMU Careers & Employability Service<br />Ground Floor<br />All Saints<br />Manch...
Enjoy the day and good luck with your networking!<br />
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  1. 1. Networking at Pro.Dev - Your Way into Digital in Manchester<br />Networking is: -<br />Informal fact finding<br />Getting to know who’s who and what’s what<br />Your chance to demonstrate your attitude and interest to people who may be able to help unlock recruitment doors for you <br />
  2. 2. When can/do you network?<br />CPD events like Pro.Dev<br />but also.....<br />Conferences<br />Exhibitions<br />Guest lectures<br />Employer presentations<br />Business competitions<br />Recruitment fairs<br />Just about any social occasion......<br />
  3. 3. Before you go to Pro.Dev<br />Research the companies you are going to target – e.g. current projects, what could they offer you?<br />Have a CV or resume, business card and a notebook and pen on you – you may well be asked to leave your details….<br />Dress appropriately – you are there to impress even though it may be very informal<br />
  4. 4. CV’s for Digital<br />It’s a visual industry so many of the firms like to be able to access an electronic portfolio highlighting experiences and projects that are relevant to them.<br />For more information on making on-line applications see our handout at: -<br />www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/students-and-graduates/resources/guides/<br />NB Before you post anything on-line, ensure you have put suitable levels of protection around your ID and ideas/designs.<br />
  5. 5. On Pro.Dev day<br />Get yourself into a positive mood and be confident that: <br />I am going to learn a lot that is new and make useful contacts<br />I do possess valuable knowledge and expertise<br />Everyone here wants to meet me as much as I want to meet them. (It is OK to be friendly; just be courteous and professional too!) <br />I have “people” skills – I am likeable and interesting!<br />
  6. 6. Networking at Pro.Dev<br />Being offered a placement or a job interview isn’t just about the work you will do – it’s also about the attitude and approach you bring…and you will be demonstrating these when you start networking!<br />To name but a few……<br />People skills: - communicating, listening, problem solving, decision making, resolving conflict, planning, delegating, being a teamplayer,<br />Soft skills: - flexible, practical, resourceful, reliable, punctual, enthusiastic, self-motivated, eager, polite, helpful, sociable, positive, interested, focused<br />
  7. 7. Networking at Pro.Dev<br />To bring a real SHEEN to your introduction:<br />Smile<br />Handshake – if appropriate<br />Eye contact<br />Enthusiasm<br />Natural – be yourself<br />
  8. 8. Moving on from the Introduction<br />Ask sensible and interested questions e.g. current projects, future developments,<br /> recruitment plans and requirements <br />Talk with knowledge - honestly - and enthusiasm <br />Prepare your elevator pitch – a 1 or 2 minute resume of what you could bring into the company<br />NB: Remember to say “thank you”<br />
  9. 9. And after Pro.Dev day....<br />Make sure you record useful details for follow up later on. Check the best method (phone/email) and when too!<br />Keep on top of what is going on in that field<br />Join relevant digital social networks that will keep you in touch – there are now a number in Manchester...just ‘google’....<br />Join www.linkedin.com<br />
  10. 10. Still have questions? <br />Contact:<br />MMU Careers & Employability Service<br />Ground Floor<br />All Saints<br />Manchester M15 6BH<br />Tel: 0161 247 3483<br />www.mmu.ac.uk/careers<br />
  11. 11. Enjoy the day and good luck with your networking!<br />
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