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The Importance of Professional Networking  October  12, 2009
Networking 101 <ul><li>What is networking? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a broad list of contacts  </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Networking 101 <ul><li>Who should I add to my network? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone! You never know how someone can help...
Networking 101 <ul><li>How do I add someone to my network? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk </li>...
Maintaining your network <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer to help </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a system and: <...
Social networking <ul><li>Social networks can provide you the opportunity to network with people around the world </li></u...
Using LinkedIn.com <ul><li>Why LinkedIn.com? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://press.linkedin.com/about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Why Networking is important? <ul><li>Gives you information about the hidden job market </li></ul><ul><li>Provides you a va...
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This is a presentation that I gave for Texas Wesleyan University's 3PR program, a pre-professional program for students interested in becoming doctors, lawyers, dentists and ministers. I've also included a link to tips on Power Networking from Barbara Gibson, international president of the International Association of Business Communicators.

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  1. 1. The Importance of Professional Networking October 12, 2009
  2. 2. Networking 101 <ul><li>What is networking? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing a broad list of contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know you, love you, like you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Why should I network? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People in your network can help you find a job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The hidden job market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The visible job market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People in your network may be able to offer you advice and information about a particular company or industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People in your network may be able to introduce you to other people to expand your network </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Networking 101 <ul><li>Who should I add to my network? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everyone! You never know how someone can help you. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Where do I find these people? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Networking 101 <ul><li>How do I add someone to my network? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Power Networking from Barbara Gibson </li></ul>
  5. 5. Maintaining your network <ul><li>Communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer to help </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a system and: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Social networking <ul><li>Social networks can provide you the opportunity to network with people around the world </li></ul><ul><li>For your personal life, you already may do social networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use these tools to expand and keep in touch with your network </li></ul>
  7. 7. Using LinkedIn.com <ul><li>Why LinkedIn.com? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://press.linkedin.com/about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/in/kaycolley </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Why Networking is important? <ul><li>Gives you information about the hidden job market </li></ul><ul><li>Provides you a variety of perspectives on your field </li></ul><ul><li>Gives you a smooth transition from student to professional </li></ul><ul><li>Offers you expertise beyond your own </li></ul><ul><li>Provides you help when you need it </li></ul>
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