Networking Strategies

If you are looking for work or would like to make a career transition, 80% of your time should be spent on networking. Networking includes attending events, conducting informational interviews and using social media tools such as, Linkedin. If networking is new to you or you feel like you need to improve your skills, or for a refresher, check out the resources below, which include local networking events.

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Attend a Networking Event
The Career Center coordinates networking events and panels where you can meet professionals and learn from their expertise. Events are offered throughout the year and can be found in the events page or on Clyde's Careers.

Looking for other networking events?

  • Put in "networking groups" or "networking events in ________(city)" and see what comes up.Career Fair

Additional Networking Resources:

Professional Associations

Weddle's guide - Find associations according to your interests. Many will have local chapter meetings and events.

Informational Interviewing - Informational interviewing is a tool designed to help you know what path is right for you. It's also a wonderful way to build relationships with potential employers. Click here for email templates you can use.

Reference USA - Look up names of executives.

Meet-up Groups
Meet-up is the world's largest network of local groups. Meet-up makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.

Meet-up Groups for Entrepreneurs

Looking for a meet-up group with a different focus? Check out: Choose the city and look for job search groups or other groups related to your interests.