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What is networking?

Networking essentials:The art of networking has several essential aspects:

Who’s in your network?
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Teammates
  • Faculty
  • Advisors
  • Student Organization members
  • Supervisors
  • Classmates
  • Staff
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What is social networking?

Social Networking. . .It's the way the 21st century communicatestoday. Want to know what it really means?

Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities, businesses, and universities.  The internet is filled with millions of individuals who arelooking to meet other people, to gather and share first-hand informationand experiences about specific topics,developing friendshipsorprofessional alliances, finding employment, and business-to-businessmarketing.

Using LinkedIn to find a job:

LinkedIn is a directory of professionals and companies. Individuals and companies use LinkedIn for networking, job searching, hiring, company research, and connecting with affiliates, including alumni, industry, and a variety of other business related groups.

If you're not already on LinkedIn, you definitely need to be. Basically, it's a site that allows you to connect to people you know. It also allows you to see profiles of anyone else on LinkedIn, and gives you ways to connect to them. There are a few ways you can use LinkedIn in a job search:

Get and Use Connections in LinkedIn:
The more connections you have, the better your chances of having a connection who can help with your job search. When you're applying for jobs, be sure to use the connections you have. Someone who is employed at the company or has connections there will be able to help your candidacy for employment. On the flip side, be willing to help your connections when they need your advice and referrals.

Using Facebook to find a job:

If you do decide to use the social networking sites for professional networking, here are some suggestions on how best to utilize it:

Finally, if you want to be taken professionally, be very, very careful what you share with the world on Facebook. 

Use CareerAmp on Facebook to for career networking at  Your Facebook friends are connected to tons of jobs and internships. CareerAmp shows you where and how to get them. Remember, it's who you know.

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