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  • 1. Networking Series Winter Quarter 2011
  • 2.  
  • 3.
    • SDVG: “The State of Capital Markets”
    • Thursday, February 24th
    • 7am-9am
    • Hyatt La Jolla
    • Connect with CONNECT: Digital Life!
    • Thursday, March 10 th
    • 5pm-7pm
    • KPMG LLP
  • 4. Based on What Color Is Your Parachute? 2011 By Richard Bolles
  • 5. Hire from within Proof of skill References Hiring Agency Online Ads Resume How prospects look for positions How employers fill positions The Search Hierarchy This is our focus: building a network
  • 6.
    • Searching on the internet
    • Mass-mailing resumes
    • Answering ads in professional or trade journals
    • Answering local newspaper ads
    • Going to employment agencies
    4-10% 7% 7% 5-24% 5-28%
  • 7.
    • Knocking on the employer’s door
    • Looking through the yellow pages and visiting those employers
    • Tapping into your network
    • Job-hunt with friends or like-minded people
    • Evaluating yourself and your goals
    47% 59% 80% 80% 86%
  • 8.
    • Work with what you have
      • Six Degrees of Separation
      • Surround yourself with the right people
    • Be proactive
      • Ask your Introductions
      • Business cards
      • Follow-up, follow-up, follow-up
    • Create lots of acquaintances, not lots of BFF’s
      • Keep in touch during the holidays (at the very least)
      • Find mentors
      • Be selfless: forward opportunities (good Karma)
  • 9.
    • Everyone you’ve ever met is a contact
      • No matter how informal the relationship
    • It’s not enough to be passionate
      • Be knowledgeable
      • Show that you’re working toward something
      • Keep up with current events
    • It’s not the end of the world
      • There are still 4,118,000 job vacancies (as of November 2010)
      • Go find yours
  • 10. More Books