How do you find people to network with?

Careers and Employment

We had a couple of events last week where networking was emphasised as a way to help discover the hidden job market and to connect with people who work for a company or industry that you are interested in. We try to have as many opportunities as possible for students to network by putting on careers expos, employer presentations and seminars plus we also run a networking workshop but what about finding your own contacts?

One of the simplest ways to start networking is to speak to the people you already know. Don’t just think of the obvious people in your life, think broadly e.g. family, friends of family, friends, friends of friends, neighbours, university lecturers and tutors, high school teachers and principals, colleagues from part-time jobs and volunteer jobs, sporting club contacts and community group contacts. Once you’ve spoken to them ask if there is anyone that they know…

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