I’m sure you’ve heard that networking can lead you to a job. Well, here’s a good video that explains just how to do it. Check it out!
What I like best about this video is how they stress to utilize your network even if you’re not job hunting. This helps you to develop rapport with your networks, and you have the opportunity to help them so that when you actually need assistance they are more likely to assist you with the job search (or whatever else you might need).
Remember networking is a give-and-take relationship. You can’t go into it desperate to find a job because then networking is going to fail you. Think about someone you might know that only takes from you, and every time you’re around him/her you feel exhausted…. Don’t be that person!
Karen is a Career Counselor and Internship Coordinator at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). At IPFW she assists students in finding internships, coordinates and assists with campus-wide events, teaches a Career Planning course, and meets with students individually to assist them with all aspects of career development. She has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Recreation and Tourism and a Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Bowling Green State University (GO Falcons!).