Networking: How to Work the Room

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In this session, you will learn how effective networking can help you land a great career opportunity whether you’re looking or not! You will learn how to: Build your network, Nurture your network, Leverage your network including the use of social media, Work a room at a networking event.

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  • Branding – look the part, dress for the job you want, not the job you have. What type of contact are you targeting? What type of position are you targeting?
  • Elevator Pitch, Goals,
  • Leave work at work, get ready to network, learn and connect.
  • Leave work at work, get ready to network, learn and connect.
  • Ask person next to you two questions: Learn their hometown & one thing that most people don’t know about them.
  • Networking: How to Work the Room

    1. 1. Networking: How to Work a Room TEELA JACKSON Director of Talent Delivery – Talent Connections, LLC Faculty – Career Spa, LLC
    2. 3. <ul><li>Networking is the only CONSTANT for career success. </li></ul>
    3. 4. The “Room” <ul><li>Association Meeting/Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni Event </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch/Coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Soccer/Baseball/Gymnastics </li></ul><ul><li>BBQ </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Party </li></ul><ul><li>School Field Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul>
    4. 5. Preparing for the Moment
    5. 6. Preparing for the Moment
    6. 7. It’s Showtime! <ul><li>The mental shift </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive early, stay late </li></ul><ul><li>Host behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Have plenty of business cards – get them and give them </li></ul>
    7. 8. It’s Showtime! <ul><li>Maximize dedicated networking time </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for who is well networked/meet leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Share your Elevator Pitch </li></ul><ul><li>Keep your goals in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Listen </li></ul>
    8. 9. Networking Activity & Success Stories
    9. 10. <ul><li>Networking is like </li></ul><ul><li>LOVE... </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>You’re Invited: </li></ul><ul><li>SHRM-Atlanta April Chapter Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>April 21, 2011 – Undercover Boss CEOs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.shrmatlanta.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teela Jackson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@teelajackson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.linkedin.com/in/teelajackson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>

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