Networking is an essential tool in your career exploration and job search process. Networking is a process of building and maintaining relationships with people in a job, organization or career field that interests you. Through conversations with networking contacts you can learn about their day-to-day responsibilities, the skills and knowledge required to succeed in the role and current trends in the industry.
Tap into the Hidden Job Market
Many times a job opens up within a company and candidates are referred through existing employees or industry contacts. The job may never be posted externally. It is important for you to build a strong network of contacts to increase the likelihood that you will be one of those referrals.
Access the Networking handout to learn more about how to get started.
Use LinkedIn to Enhance your Networking Strategy
LinkedIn.com is a widely used professional networking site that helps you connect with people who are in a role, organization or industry that interests you. Over 150 million professionals use LinkedIn, including over 18,000 Holy Cross Alumni.
Access the LinkedIn handout to learn more about how to use this tool.
We can help! Stop into the Center for Career Development in Hogan 203 during drop in hours for quick questions. Or, make an appointment to discuss your networking strategy and have your LinkedIn profile reviewed.