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					                                          Networking Tips

Networking: Networking is talking to the people you know, talking to the people they know and talking to
the people you should know.

The main reason for Networking: to get known and trusted by someone who can help you access the
information you need.

Develop a contact list:

       Take the initiative to identify individuals you would like to meet and call them
       Keep your options open and enjoy meeting people from a wide variety of different backgrounds
       As you generate your networking contacts, listen as well as share
       Follow your leads and be flexible to what doors may open
       Do not focus exclusively on hiring authorities (those that have the power to hire), target all levels
        of a particular field.

Be prepared to market yourself:

       Identify the types of work or information you are looking for
       To establish a personal career profile, identify your career-related interests, skill and values
       Have a prepared, up-to-date resume

Decide how to organize and keep track of your network:

       Create contact records on companies and individuals
       Maintain and update your contact records. Include notes on past conversations, important points
        etc. (see example of Networking Log on next page)
       Keep an organized collection of business cards
       Attempt to contact your contacts regularly (set goals and be disciplined about achieving them)




                                          Networking Log

Contact Name:                           Title:                 Company:
Address:                                                       Phone:                    Cell:
                                                               Fax:
Connection to Source:                                          Email:
Date Contacted                 Appointment Date/Time:
Summary of Conversation:


Follow-up Dates/Information:


Additional Referrals Received:




Contact Name:                           Title:                 Company:
Address:                                                Phone:   Cell:
                                                        Fax:
Connection to Source:                                   Email:
Date Contacted                 Appointment Date/Time:
Summary of Conversation:


Follow-up Dates/Information:


Additional Referrals Received:

				
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Description: This is an example of networking. This document is useful for conducting networking.