Networking for Career Success


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How to use networking for advancement of your career.

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  • These days networking is crucial in any field, especially when it comes to getting a job or finding new opportunities. More educational institutions need to train their students to get involved, interact online and build a positive web presence which in turn helps them build new contacts.
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Networking for Career Success

  1. 1. Networking for Career Success<br />
  2. 2. What isNetwork<br />It is an association of individuals having a common interest, formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information or the like.<br />
  3. 3. What can a network do <br />for you? <br />
  4. 4. Networking contacts can help with job leads<br />Contacts provide referrals <br />Contacts can provide insider information about companies you could use<br />Contacts can provide information on career fields you might want to explore <br />
  5. 5. Networks can lead you to job markets in remote locations<br />Network contacts can provide advice on where to look for jobs<br />Contacts can review your resume<br />
  6. 6. Whom to include <br />in your network <br />
  7. 7. You can include absolutely anyone<br />Make sure to include <br /><ul><li> Past and present co-workers
  8. 8. Friends with similar interests
  9. 9. Colleagues from business associations
  10. 10. Alumni from your university
  11. 11. Chance acquaintances
  12. 12. Formal introductions</li></li></ul><li>How to improve <br />Networking<br />
  13. 13. Become the person people want to meet<br />Having a jovial personality helps<br />If you are easily approachable others who are networking will find their way to you<br /> Smile often and be helpful<br />Correspond regularly with contacts (email, phone call – if permitted)<br />
  14. 14. Be more interested in others<br />It is unreasonable to believe that simply knowing someone with valid credentials will do your career good<br />If you know the contact more intimately than the other candidates you stand a better chance<br /> Listening to others speak about themselves is a good way of getting to know them though it can be difficult<br />Remember, if you want others to be an audience to your elevator pitch, you should return the favor.<br />
  15. 15. Be more concerned with collecting <br />business cards than handing them out.<br />It’s common courtesy to offer help if you expect it from someone<br />If you hand out a card without getting one in return you leave the ball in their court<br />You will have no way of contacting them again<br />
  16. 16. Take Notes<br />Jot down pointers listing topics you talked about<br />Follow up and remind them what you talked about<br />It’s more likely that the contact will recall you if you have this information<br />Showing them you were actually paying attention to what was being said makes a great impression <br />
  17. 17. End notes<br />On <br />Career Networking<br />
  18. 18. Importance of networking shouldn’t be discounted while job hunting<br />Networking should be an integral part of your daily conduct<br />Networking isn’t rocket science<br />If you are friendly and exchange phone numbers you are already networking. Just remember to use the information when thinking about you career<br />
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