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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 ...

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