The Early Networker Catches the Job
They say it’s not what you know, but who you know. Connections are definitely huge in the wild and wacky job market – especially if you’re about to leap out of the halls of higher learning in possession of a shiny new diploma. Now, this doesn’t mean you’ve gotta be best chums with everyone on the corporate who’s who list. But it does underscore the importance of connecting with the people who can make the jobs happen.
The good news is you can start networking while still an undergrad. Believe me, it’s never too early to make those connections. This includes you, freshmen. Imagine, having four years to get in good with people who might hold the key to your future. Wait until you’re sporting cap and gown, and you’ll find the field saturated with hungry competition seeking the same post-college success you are. Far better to have a jump on the job market, right?
So how do you go about making the all-important connections? This fascinating USA Today article reveals what the experts are saying. What’s great about the piece is that it suggests ways to balance networking efforts with a full course load. Have a look and let me know what you think. If you’ve got some personal networking tips lurking in your knowledge reservoir, fire them our way.
And, as always, if you want to learn more about this or any other career topic, the Career Connection team is ready to help. Count on us to answer your questions and provide additional information about post-college success and career options for college students. You can reach out to our team at –
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