N e t w o r k i n g
f o r
Art of the Business Lunch/Jay j o b s e e k e r s
Face to Face : how to reclaim the per-
sonal touch in a digital world/RoAne
A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way
into the Hidden Job Market/Hansen
How to Succeed in Business Using CAR
LinkedIn : making connections and cap-
turing opportunities on the Web's #1
business networking site/Butow M O R R I S
C O U N T Y
I'm on LinkedIn, now what??? : a guide L I B R A R Y
to getting the most out of LinkedIn/Alba
LinkedIn for Dummies/Elad Libraries are your
Make your Contacts Count : networking tax dollars at work
know-how for business and career suc-
Morris County Library
Networking Survival Guide/Darling
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to 30 East Hanover Ave.
Success, One Relationship at a Time/
Whippany, NJ 07981
Shortcut Your Job Search: The Best Ways
to Get Meetings/Wendleton
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Working…in places where you
might meet hiring managers. Res-
taurants, catering halls, hotels, air-
ports, office supply retail, day camps
Local job/career networking groups
Interning & vocationing senior
www.mclib.info/ref/jobgroups.html internships, information interviews
for career changers, vocational edu-
cation vacations (study brewing with
WHERE TO BEGIN? HAVE YOU TRIED??! a master).
Colleagues (current & former) Becoming a job search expert…for TIPS
Professional contacts & peers reporters seeing “man on the street”
Mentors and other people who interviews. Who better than you to PMA (positive mental attitude) is
want you to succeed speak about what it’s like today to THE KEY to conveying self-
Friends & social acquaintances look for a job? Check the papers for confidence. Smile!
Retirees (golden opportunities!) the names of the reporters covering Schmoozing is an art. It’s okay to
local economics. Get In touch. talk to strangers.
GROWING YOUR NETWORK Always carry your networking
Join a job group…or two! Great sup- Volunteering…your time and ex- “business card.” Include job objec-
port & vital information. pertise to local organizations: Liter- tive or short description of your key
Join your professional industry as- acy Volunteers, Habitat for Human- selling points. Be professional!
sociation...$$$ pays for access to ity, Small Business Development Keep a log of your contacts & up-
member directories, special events, Centers, senior centers, job network- date it regularly.
and discounts. Participate in local con- ing groups (HR folks are desperately
ferences. needed to help people craft re-
Attend local business events… sumes).
public meetings, trade shows, busi- Elevator speeches & personal com-
ness events (CBS NewsRadio small Organizing or participating… mercials: key elements
business breakfasts, etc.)…go where walkathons, blood drives, community
the employers are. clean up day, neighborhood tag Address your audience…stand up
Participate in Job Fairs…the folks sales. Excellent “excuse” to contact if they can’t see you. Yes, this takes
visiting the Novartis table probably people and make new connections. practice!.
have contacts in the pharmaceutical State your name.
industry. Socializing…wine tastings, mu- Describe (in a few sentences)
seum exhibit openings, library lec- who you are and what you do.
COMPUTER NETWORKING tures, book signings, sporting Tell the network contact what you
LinkedIn.com…find former col- events, &c. can do for his company.
leagues & identify possible hiring Quantify your examples. (I in-
managers. Learning…meet new people by creased sales by 40% in 3 years.)
Twitter…follow & be followed taking classes at CCM, local adult ed State your name.
Classmates.com…where are your programs, & libraries. Focus on com-
high school chums now? puter skills, business topics.