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job market. Many jobs are ﬁlled before they are even advertised; they are ﬁlled by people who know about the opportunity before it is announced to the rest of the job-seeking world. Given that, it’s clear that you will want to make networking a part of your job search.
etworking can help you go from college to career. An effective tool for any job search, networking could be your best bet for ﬁnding out about job opportunities in a competitive
Networking is the process of developing contacts and exchanging information with others to further your career—and theirs. Networking is a mutually beneﬁcial relationship: You and your contacts help each other by sharing information about careers, organizations, industries, and possible job opportunities.
Using Social Media To Network
Chances are, you have proﬁles on social networking sites. As its focus is “networking,” social networking can be a good addition to your job-search tool kit, when used properly. Many students don’t want to mix social with professional networking. That’s ﬁne: There are sites that are focused on professional networking. Such sites can help you develop a professional presence and use the technology of social networking to build your professional network.
The Informational Interview
The informational interview is one aspect of networking: You identify a contact at an organization or in a career of interest, and you ask that person to share his or her insight. Structure the informational interview for maximum impact: • When asking for an informational interview, be respectful of your contact’s time. Ask for a reasonable amount of time and stick to that time frame. • Use your time wisely. Come prepared with questions. Provide your contact with a copy of your resume. • Describe your background and interests so your contact understands your focus. Ask for suggestions about how to approach your search, possible job leads, and referrals for other contacts to expand your network. • Follow up with a thank-you note.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Job Choices 2012 - Science
Job Choices 2012 - Science
Opportunities by Employer/Website Index
Playing Fair: Your Rights and Responsibilities As a Job Seeker
Key Strategies for Job–Search Success
What employers want
If you don't have a job at graduation
Starting salaries for new college graduates
New in the job search: QR codes
Building Bridges: Networking Basics for the New Job Seeker
Connect At the Career Fair
From Student to Professional
The Art of Writing Job-Search Letters
Resume Construction 101
The online application
Steps to Interview Success
Sample interview questions
The behavior-based interview
Ready for a webcam interview?
Dressing for the interview
Questions to ask your interviewer
Secrets From the Other Side: What Recruiters Know That You Don‘t
USAJOBS: Work for America
The Critical First Year on the Job
Applying Your Two-Year Degree to a Four-Year Program
Going on to Grad School
Job Choices 2012 - Science