Everyone has a network. Learn how to grow, track, and nurture your network so they will help you throughout your career. The first step to identify your existing network is to list the names of professors, students, and mentors you met during internships, classes, or community work. Another tip for expanding your network is to conduct information interviews with companies that you admire.
- Up to this point, your network has probably…been made up of your school friends…and your family, and maybe even some…of your parents' work friends.…Well let me tell you, you have more…contacts than that, and that is great news.…The relationships you build early in your career…can become even more meaningful as you move forward.…Right now, wherever you are, you can…start to make networking a focused and…intentional part of your career.…After all, you never know where someone…you meet today will end up tomorrow.…
The first step in creating an intentional network…is to write down the names of the…professors that you work closely with.…Write down the names of students that…you get along well with, and the mentors…you met during your internships or community work.…These are the people that you'll stay in touch with,…and you'll let them know what you are doing,…and how you are looking for a job.…A student I worked with who was…looking to grow her network started…by recalling the people that she volunteered with…at an after-school tutoring program.…
Personal branding expert Lida Citroën shows you how to present yourself to employers in the best light, from your resume to your social media presence, to your interview attire. Lida also shares best practices for finding and applying to jobs, and setting yourself up for success before graduation. She helps you understand how to use social media strategically to network with future coworkers and mentors, and research the companies you really want to work for. Her advice is focused on helping you find a good fit with an employer that matches your passion, salary requirements, and values.
- Selling "you" and building your brand
- Leveraging an internship
- Finding your network
- Identifying your ideal employer
- Finding jobs online and in person
- Competing with others
- Writing resumes and cover letters
- Acing the interview