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Advancing Your Career through Professional Networking


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Presentation on Networking for your Career for the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School MS/MBA

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Advancing Your Career through Professional Networking

  1. 1. Career Networking
  2. 2. Introductions: Hello! <ul><li>Chris Frew </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Recruiting Manager </li></ul><ul><li>TechUSA, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>--“Professional Networker”-- </li></ul>
  3. 3. Career Networking: Basics <ul><li>NETWORKING? </li></ul><ul><li>A social method by which opportunities are created through various networks of like-minded people. </li></ul><ul><li>Essential trait within almost all successful people! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Career Networking: Why? <ul><li>Learn, share ideas and solve problems </li></ul><ul><li>Build long term relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your career lasts a lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Two minds are better than one?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What about 3, 5, 25, 100 minds? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make sure others know about you </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your success will be a direct result of the relationships that you build </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are all in this world together </li></ul>
  5. 5. Career Networking: Where? <ul><li>Where should you be networking? </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Group Projects Clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni Events Sports Events Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work Teams Lunches Company Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences Associations Philanthropy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports Teams Church Groups Clubs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online: Social Media and Online Networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook Linked-In Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publications Presentation Articles </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Career Networking: Class Examples <ul><li>Class Examples??? </li></ul><ul><li>Career Networking Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Hopkins Biotech Network </li></ul><ul><li>Informational Interview: CMAST </li></ul>
  7. 7. Career Networking: Tips <ul><li>Start with a plan: What do you want? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job Promotion Mentor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Information Strategic Partner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm for contacts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Friends Family Neighbors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Classmates Professors Alumni </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Co-workers Former Employers Teammates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colleagues Community members Cashiers/Clerks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dr’s / Dentist Auto Mechanic Accountants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lawyers Recruiters Insurance Agent </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Career Networking: <ul><li>3. Be Prepared: </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: networking is about marketing so be ready to advertise the right message </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice your “Elevator Pitch” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I run a Life Science Recruiting and Staffing Firm and we specialize in finding and placing top tier scientific professionals for contract, contract-to-hire and permanent positions.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resume – have an updated copy on you at all times </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Cards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Online Profiles </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Career Networking: Online <ul><li>Utilize and Leverage The Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminates boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify favorable connections </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24/7 Personal Marketing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What does your online image say about you? </li></ul><ul><li>Be Professional </li></ul><ul><li>Be Real </li></ul><ul><li>Be Remember-able </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Frew: Linked-In </li></ul><ul><li>Summary: </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiter, Social Philanthropist, Creative Marketing Specialist, Service Broker, loving fiancé...all in a days work. I work hard to build close and meaningful relationships from which good business opportunities fortunately emerge for all involved. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Career Networking: <ul><ul><li>4. Networking is about others first: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What can you do to help others within your network? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ What can I do to help you with your goals?” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Law of Reciprocity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ People are subconsciously motivated to reciprocate anything that is done to or for them .” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The best way to impress others, is to first be impressed by others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ What goes around, comes around” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Always be willing to give and help others first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Share useful articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make favorable introductions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Career Networking: <ul><li>5. Take advice and Follow up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If someone takes the time to give you advice or help you out, make sure you “do what they say”. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You can loose valuable allies by neglecting the advice and help that is offered to you. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact referrals immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompt follow up is the KEY!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You should always send thank you notes, letters or emails when someone has helped you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is also important to keep them updated on your progress, especially if they referred you to a colleague of theirs </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Career Networking: <ul><li>What companies are looking for: </li></ul><ul><li>The one trait that companies require for every job: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Communication Skills!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking is a great way to develop those skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>5 Traits That Hiring Managers Look For </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability & Suitability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manageability & Teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional Behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are you a problem solver? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Career Networking: General Tips <ul><li>Start with the right attitude </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Think of it like a game/competition </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Have a plan (long & short term) </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a professional “online image” </li></ul><ul><li>Network with others in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in touch – it will separate you from the rest </li></ul><ul><li>Use all of your networks </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of your networks - Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul>
  14. 14. Career Networking: <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Useful Resources: <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>www. techcouncilmd .com </li></ul>
  16. 16. How To Ace The Interview! <ul><li>Thank you!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Frew </li></ul><ul><li>410-584-9003 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>