I can see my resume and my cover letter. I can view my LinkedIn profile at will. I see the results of the latest project I worked on; same with my colleagues and customers. For me, though, my network—an intangible workhorse plugging away on my behalf 24/7—was hard to visualize or touch, and therefore invisible.
The reality, however, is that whether you choose to see it or not, your network is incredibly valuable—and just may determine the quality of your career.
Even if you’re tapped into your university’s career center and job board, finding an internship is a major challenge for most college students and recent grads.
The reality is: most internship postings aren’t advertised on popular job boards, including your career center’s. Which means that when it comes to finding an internship that fits your interests and professional needs, you must be innovative…
Most everyone agrees: it’s important to connect with other people.
Typically, however (and I’ve been guilty of this myself) the approach most people take is horrible. We go into every interaction with the intention of seeing what they can get out of someone else…
Imagine asking someone for an informational interview… and then having nothing to say?
With these 10 questions at your fingertips, that will never happen to you!