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					Networking
 By Jessie, Serena & Steph
                What is networking?
 Networking is the practice of making contact
 and exchanging information with other people,
 groups or institutions.

 Examples  of networking:
  • Having a dinner party
  • School
  • Work
  • Day to day activities

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                                 Background
 Started   with 5 co-founders

 Launched    in 2003

 4,500   members after the first month
                                     Services

 Create   an account and build a profile

 Find   and manage contact jobs

 Link   to a new job

 Find   service providers
                                   Services

Service   for service providers

Work   with “answers”

Reach   other members




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                                          Facts
 More   than 135 members

 Headquartered     in Mountain View, California

 Offices   all around the world

 Offers   multiple languages
               Successful Networking

1.   Spread the word

2.   Be Informed

3.   Get the inside track

4.   Touch base with the decision maker
                Networking Fairy Tales

 The    more, the merrier

 It’s   CEO or bust

 Sleeping    your way to the top

 Find    a group
                          Total Networks

 Employer   networks

 Organizational   networks

 Personal   business networks

 Family   and friends


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   Coming up with a Game Plan


 Professional   objective

 Target   market

 Core   message



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                    Job-Hunting Tactics

 Create    a positive internet presence

 Profile   should be accurate and up-to-date

 Always    carry business cards

 Follow    up


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        What is a Super Network?

 Definition: A network consisting of nodes, links
   and flows that is over and above existing
                    networks


    super networks must be created
 All
 Anyone can create a super network




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                      Super Networking
                            Michael Salmon

1.   You Need a Network
2.   The Foundation
3.   Who’s In, Who’s Out
4.   The First Impression
5.   The Great Game
6.   Mentor
7.   Showtime


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                You Need a Network

 How   does one start to build a super network?
 Figure out who you are and what you want to
  do, job wise.
 Write an Elevator Pitch
 Separate everyone you know into four
  categories.
 Plan and Prepare




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                        The Foundation
 FiveFundamental Elements: concentration,
 objective, strategic thinking, tactical action
 steps and outcome

 Understand   yourself. What makes you
 unique?

 Key    Questions


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               Who’s In, Who’s Out

 Any person you have ever met is apart of
  your network
 Group A- Power Players
 Group B- Family and Friends
 Group C- Acquaintances
 Group D- Around Town Connections




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                        The Great Game
 Creating   a Game Plan

 Customize    your elevator pitch and resume

 The   “Do” List

 The   “Don’t” List

 Stay   in touch!

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                     Finding a Mentor
 Who  could be your mentor?
 Former Boss?
 Colleague ?
 Neighbours?


 Havinga mentor is all about the relationship.
 They should be doing it to help you, and not
 doing it for pay


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                                  Video

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTU2FkVyo
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                            References
 http://ca.linkedin.com/




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