Networking Servants, presented at You and the Evolving Public Service, Calgary & Edmonton, February 22-23

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Relates personal experiences, outlines the process of networking, and points out obvious places to start within the public service.

Relates personal experiences, outlines the process of networking, and points out obvious places to start within the public service.

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  • Yes, I am a federal public servant; however this presentation is not sponsored or endorsed by the Public Service of Canada. The opinions expressed are my own and may not reflect the views of the Public Service of Canada, its Departments and/or Agencies, or their employees. This presentation started out as something I delivered to university students through the career centre at Carleton University.

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  • 1. mandatory disclaimer
  • 2. meet Nicholas (me)
  • 3. I think networking is important
  • 4. when I was a student I went to a party
  • 5. i met someone
  • 6. we had a conversation
  • 7. I got her contact information
  • 8. I did a little research
  • 9. I sent her an email following up
  • 10. we had another conversation
  • 11. she passed my CV along to one of her colleagues
  • 12. I got interviewed
  • 13. I got a job offer
  • 14. I took the job and I followed up with my contact
  • 15. I turned a conversation at a party into a job that put me through most of my undergrad
  • 16. actually ... 8 of my last 9 jobs I got through my networks
  • 17. in dollars, this probably represents over 90% of my lifetime income
  • 18. early note of caution being a good networker isn't enough
  • 19. You have to be able to deliver results
  • 20. you need to deliver so other people can talk about the great job you do
  • 21. no amount of networking can overcome poor performance
  • 22. so that's why it is important to build momentum
  • 23. so what is networking?
  • 24. networking is requesting or providing leads and contacts
  • 25. step 1: do your homework
  • 26. step 2: make or ask for introductions
  • 27. step 3: engage your new contacts in conversations
  • 28. step 4: look for common interests and opportunities
  • 29. step 5: maintain contact over the long haul
  • 30. step 6: turn contacts into jobs
  • 31. networking do's
  • 32. do look professional
  • 33. do be yourself
  • 34. do be passionate
  • 35. do be prepared
  • 36. do respect the time of others
  • 37. do show your gratitude
  • 38. do use your judgment
  • 39. do take risks
  • 40. networking don'ts
  • 41. don't force it
  • 42. don't lie through your teeth
  • 43. don't underestimate
  • 44. don't apologize
  • 45. don't spam
  • 46. don't fear rejection
  • 47. great tips – but you don't know anyone – right?
  • 48.  
  • 49. let me quickly point you in a couple directions inside the GoC
  • 50. inside your team
  • 51. outside your team
  • 52. with new arrivals
  • 53. with seasoned vets
  • 54. in existing channels
  • 55. in new channels
  • 56. now shifting gears...
  • 57. social media networking outside the GoC
  • 58. three unofficial and general considerations
  • 59. don't provide too much
  • 60. don't overlook the privacy settings
  • 61. don't run your mouth
  • 62. five things you just did: 1 – heard my story 2 – learned about the networking as a process; 3 – got some some do's and don'ts; 4 – got pointed in a couple of directions; and 5 – discussed social networking one thing you are about to do: 1 - ask questions
  • 63. my thanks to you! connect with me: [email_address] http://www.twitter/nickcharney http://tinyurl.com/6a9yuf http://www.cpsrenewal.ca http://www.linkedin.com/in/ncharney