Did you know...
More than 70% of jobs are obtained through
some sort of career or professional networking!
Career networking is the act of building beneficial professional relationships to gain information and to meet new contacts, which helps focus career goals and tap into unadvertised job vacancies.
- Informational interviewing is a type of career networking through which you speak with professionals in your area of interest to practice communication and interviewing skills, gain information about career paths and build your career network.
You can use networking to...
- Learn first-hand, current information about a job beyond the job title and understand what skills you need to become a better job candidate.
- Practice conversations with other professionals in a low-stress environment (compared to a job interview), allowing you to feel more confident during job interviews.
- Receive exposure to unique jobs and personalities from many organizations, which can help you search for and find your own "niche."
- Build a support system of professionals who might be able to help you in the future (and vice-versa.)