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.

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

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

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