Your elevator pitch is an important tool in your job search toolbox! It tells people who you are, what you do, and what you are looking for.
And the best pitches are both conversational… and convey your confidence!
Networking is about building relationships. Period. It isn’t the smarmy “What can you do for me?” exercise that many novices see it as — and if you’re doing it that way, it probably isn’t doing much for you. And in today’s economy, if you aren’t investing in networking on a global scale, your networking may not be doing much for your career. I live in San Diego, home to one of the large hubs of biotech companies. That gives me a natural advantage when looking for a job in the biotechnology industry; indeed, my local network is full of people
Now that your LinkedIn profile is up and in tip top shape, it’s time to think about how, as a college student, you are going to connect with other LinkedIn members.
It’s time to develop your professional network…
Whether you have just graduated from college, followed your significant other to the new location of their job, or moved for other reasons like better career opportunities, finding a job in a new location can be very challenging.
Which is why – as soon as possible – you must expand your network in your desired new city!
According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics: 70 percent of jobs are found through networking.
A great way to amp up your networking efforts? Take advantage of your alumni networks and enlist the career support of alumni mentors.
Somehow I blinked and it was August… the home stretch of summer.
And if you’re one of the many who chose to spend the last several weeks as an intern – doing meaningful work and gaining great experience (let’s hope) – that means that its soon time to say good-bye…