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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

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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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His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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