|What is this?|
|Networking simply means talking to people about your career goals, seeking advice, and spreading the word about what you are interested in. You can talk to anyone and everyone|
|Why should I bother?|
|Networking is NOT asking for a job|
The most important thing to realize is when you talk with a networking contact, you are NOT asking them for a job. You are asking them for advice, feedback, and referrals.
If you were to start a conversation with, "Do you know of any openings??chances are that the answer will be "no,"and the conversation will be over. But if you start a conversation with, "I've just graduated and find your company/industry interesting, can you tell me about what you do and your career path??chances are that a dialogue will be started.
If the person you are speaking with, knows of an opening, and thinks you might be a good fit, they will tell you about it.
|Check out the links below to learn all the in's and out's of networking:|
|Who do I network with?|
|Places to network|
|Preparing what to say|