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Posted December 08, 2016 by

The #1 networking tip for recent college grads who are introverts

Are you a recent college grad and self-proclaimed introvert? No worries – the solution every young professional should follow is here.

In fact, this may be the most effective – and beneficial, way to successfully network. Especially for introverts.

And this method is a great way for recent college grads to learn how to feel comfortable and communicate in a group setting, become involved in a professional networking or industry association, and add important experiences to a resume. And because of the role they will take on, they will absolutely communicate with others, including those who are putting on the networking event, or attending the event.

What is the No. 1 way to networking success for the recent college graduate who is an introvert?

Volunteering!

“We always encourage introverts to volunteer at a networking events/conferences,” says Robin Darmon, Director of Career Services at the University of San Diego. “This provides the introvert with a purpose and provides an opportunity to make meaningful connections with professionals.”

Think about it: Volunteering at a network event provides numerous developmental opportunities, including these specific roles: (more…)

Posted August 13, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Expand Your Network in Your Search for Jobs? 6 Tips to Make New Contacts

For college students searching for jobs, expanding their networks could help them find employment.  In order for them to make new contacts, check out these six tips in the following post.

Your personal sphere of influence is the key to a strong career, and a successful job search. So no matter where you stand now: you likely want or need to expand your network. But especially during a job search, there’s a built-in problem: how do you approach someone you want to meet

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Posted July 07, 2014 by

Interviewing for an Entry Level Job? What Your Body Language Can Do for You

During an interview for an entry level job, it’s not just about what you say verbally than can make a difference, but also what you don’t say.  Learn how body language can influence this meeting in the following post.

The top candidate doesn’t always get hired. Sometimes, it was something they said during the interview that takes them out of contention. And sometimes, it was something they didn’t say – at least out loud. To understand the value of non-verbal communication, and how best to present yourself at your next job

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Posted May 28, 2014 by

Networking in Person to Learn about Jobs for College Students? Don’t Commit These 7 Sins

If you’re networking face to face to learn more about jobs for college students, make sure not to commit these seven sins found in the following post.

In some circles networking has a bad reputation. In part, this is because of a few bad networking apples who spoil it for everyone else. As someone who has attended (and hosted) thousands of networking meetings and events — and is often referred to as a ‘master networker’ – I’m going to let you in on a few

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Posted April 10, 2014 by

Constantly Networking about Jobs for Recent College Graduates? What You Are Forgetting to Do

For those of you constantly networking about jobs for recent college graduates and not getting any results, there is one thing you might be forgetting to do in your search.  Find out what it is in the following post.

At the end of a long day at a networking event, we probably have a stack of business cards in our pocket. But when everyone is back home or in the hotel, then what? What becomes of those cards? Despite the best of intentions, eventually most look at the card pile and think “I’ll get to those later”

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Posted January 28, 2014 by

Working to Increase Your Professional Network on Recent College Graduate Jobs? 5 Tips for Success

For those who have started recent college graduate jobs, understanding how to build a professional network could payoff down the road.  In the following post, learn five tips that can help grads increase their group of contacts.

“Networking” is term that gives many that sick feeling, especially among us introverts. However, if think of it in terms of simply building relationships, the idea of networking may be much more palatable. Here’s the thing – your network is the people you know. It’s the starting point. Your starting point…

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Posted December 03, 2013 by

Want to Learn More About Entry Level Jobs? A Different Perspective on the Informational Interview

If you are determined to work for a specific company and want to learn more about its entry level jobs, consider a different perspective on informational interviews in the following post.

Let’s stop using the term “informational interview”. That phrase sends the wrong message. Worse yet, it’s only job seekers who ask for them! In fact, let’s re-design the typical process of obtaining this type of meeting. So let’s do this: If you are serious about your career, stop asking for informational interviews. It’s great to network. But let’s re

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