Net ♦ work ♦ ing
1: the exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically: the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business.
Networking Spotlight Video:
Job search facts you need to know:
70-80% of all jobs are never advertised.
It’s easier and less risky for an employer to hire a referral — a friend, relative, or friend of a friend — than it is to hire blindly from a stack of applications.
Who you know can be just as important, or more important, than what you know.
Over half of all job seekers find jobs with the help of leads from their acquaintances.
Networking is essential.
Utilizing your network and taking advantage of every opportunity to meet alumni and potential employers at campus and community events are crucial to job search success.
Build your network.
Don’t wait until you need a network to develop one.
Get started today!
- Attend Career Fairs and Events
- Join LinkedIn professional networking site
- Schedule Informational Interviews
- Get involved in campus organizations