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As 70 - 80% of job vacancies are not advertised, networking has become a crucial job search strategy to use.
Networking is a skill that needs to be learnt, so give yourself time to develop confidence. There’s no better time to start than the present and practise is key.
There are many ways to network that can suit all types of people. If you don’t feel comfortable with a group approach, then try out an approach that requires one-on-one interaction. Social media now enables you to connect without even leaving home. If social media is your networking strategy of choice, be sure to also network with people through face to face strategies from time to time; the value of a meaningful face to face human interaction should not be forgotten.
Do you feel fearful and uncertain about networking at an event? Are you procrastinating and putting it off til next week, next month? Visit our tips for successful networking
Career information interviewing is conducted if you are considering entering an occupation, but would like more information before making your final decision. It’s also a good way to meet new people and grow your network.
Use Deakin’s Career Mentoring database to find an experienced professional to conduct an informational interview.
Ask yourself "do people in my personal network have contacts who are working in my intended industry or occupation?" Ask your:
Actively seek out opportunities to contribute knowledge to a group or industry. This can: