Networking Tips For Graduate Students

Networking Tips For Graduate Students

As you near the end of your graduate studies and plan to enter the workforce, one thing you cannot afford to forget is the art of networking. The better you build your network while you are still in school, the better you will be prepared for your experiences after it. To help you think through effective avenues to network and make relationships now,  here are some important tips to keep in mind.

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How to Manage Your Online Reputation

How to Manage Your Online Reputation

In most of the developed world, a significant part of professional networking is done online. There are a variety of apps, social media sites, and other channels that you can use to build your reputation. With so many channels of access for potential employers, colleagues, and friends, it’s important to be intentional about how your online actions portray you. When it comes to your career, you want that reputation to be trustworthy and professional. 

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7 Tips for Marketing Yourself

7 Tips for Marketing Yourself

You might have a flawless resume, all the qualifications in the world and years of valuable experience but that doesn’t mean you're going to get the job. No matter what industry you’re in, the job market is tough to crack, with tens or even hundreds of candidates in the running for any one position at a time. So to maintain a competitive edge, you need to be able to market yourself effectively.

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Prepare for Job Hunting in a Modern World

Prepare for Job Hunting in a Modern World

The average job hunter knows that effective resume is the key to success, and it should be posted on the most popular sites to get noticed by the potential employer. Also, common knowledge states that a seeker should be active and apply online by visiting special sites to make more employers see their resume. This technique however should not be the first way to go because the resume posted online should pass a round of robots that scan the net for keywords.

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CareerCloud Radio: How to network with Social Media

Mike Fishbein is the founder of Startup College and the author of How To Build an Awesome Professional Network. Today he talks about various ways to use Blogging, LinkedIn and Twitter to expand your network.

"I use Linkedin as my online rolodex and to figure out how to get introduced to someone. I've also started using Linkedin groups quite a bit to chat with people..."

In this episode;

  • How has the internet and social media changed professional networking?

  • Before we dive in to using various social networks for networking, can you tell us about some of your core networking strategies and philosophies?

  • What are best practices for using LinkedIn for professional networking? How do you use LinkedIn and what features do you think are best for networkers to use?

  • How can Twitter be used to make new professional contacts? Twitter seems like more of a social network than a professional network - can Twitter still be used in a professional manner?

  • How can blogging help people meet new people and expand their professional network?

CareerCloud Radio is a free podcast for job seekers that has been running since 2009. It's commonly listed as a top 25 podcast on itunes in business > careers category.