Career Advice for Job Seekers

Networking Tips You Need to Know

William Frierson AvatarWilliam Frierson
December 26, 2011

When it comes to your job search, you should not be shy about networking.  After all, no one can help you if they don’t know you are looking for a job.  Networking also allows you to meet new people and build new relationships that can be beneficial to both parties.  Here are some helpful tips for effective networking:

Give as much as you get– Networking is not only about what people can do for you, but what you can do for others.

Be proactive– Introduce yourself to people at networking events, and start a friendly conversation with them.

Develop your networking strategy– Create an elevator speech (a brief introduction of who you are) to share with new contacts, and schedule opportunities to develop relationships with them.

Have a stack of business cards ready to hand out– Business cards will help new contacts remember you, and take notes about any conversation that took place.

For other networking tips, see the source below.

You never know who might be able to help you with your job search.  The better your networking skills are, the more confident you’ll be in talking to people.  If done correctly, networking can add value to everyone involved.


Guest Author: William Frierson is a staff writer for

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