Networking Opportunities

Approximately 70% of all jobs are found through networking!

Most career counseling professionals estimate that at least 50% of the jobs that are filled are never advertised; so how do people find out about these opportunities? Current employees will often tell their networking associates when a position is opening and/or help those associates get interviews. With this in mind, you can see how valuable this step is in your job search.

  • Networking, in reality, is relationship building. The basics include:
  • Build a contact management database of who you know
  • Email contacts to prepare them for your request for a conversation
  • Phone within 72 hours of requesting said meeting
  • Conduct meeting/informational interview
  • Send thank you note
  • Follow up one month later to update the contact on your progress

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional networking site of more than 30 million experienced professionals. As a student, you can create a profile and join any of the University of Dallas LinkedIn Groups (including UD Personal Career Development) to gain access to University of Dallas employers and alumni.

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