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Networking Your Way To A Great Career

Long gone are the days of simply submitting your resume and waiting for a phone call. Not only are more companies looking for employees whohave a great work record and excellent schooling, but they are also spending more time online looking at what prospective employees are doing on the internet and social media sites. 

On top of all of that, you may have noticed that many places, even the smallest towns, are offering networking 'get together' events for employers looking for workers and workers looking for careers.

The Benefits of Networking

Networking not only gets you out there and noticed, but it also helps expand your education. You spend time learning about various businesses, what they look for in employees and about the different types of careers that are really expanding and searching for dedicated workers. 

Networking is an important part of business, both before you become part of a company and even after you are employed by them. Businesses look for employees who have networking skills and know how to talk to people.

Networking can also help you prepare for school, especially if you are planning on pursuing an accelerated business degree online. You can use your networking skills in class to show your teacher and other students that you have no problem putting yourself out there, making you a great leader.

Not only will you be able to use your business skills learned in class in any networking opportunity, but there is also a chance that some of your professors may have jobs outside of the school you are attending and if your skills impress them it could land you a quick post college job.

Networking Above and Beyond

If you're still in school, networking may not lead to an instant job. And even if you are done and lacking the experience you need for full-on career status, networking can still lead to internships at companies that you're interested in a future with. Starting out as an intern, paid or not, is a great way to gain experience, prove your abilities and gain your dream career. 

Do more than just introduce yourself to the people offering the jobs you want. Meeting with representatives for the jobs lower on your list can still help you get great contacts that may lead you to a career you want. Also, make friends with the person promoting the event and you'll have someone happy to point you in the right direction. 

Getting Ahead of the Networking Game

Remember, you won't be the only person at this networking event. Whether it's online or in person, you need to be prepared to make yourself stand out in the crowd. Come prepared to ask questions. A shy person is going to get nowhere at networking events. You also don't want to make yourself remembered as the one who ate or drank too much and was really loud.

These events can be competitive, so make sure you have something that makes you stand out. Take your resume and your A game. Take your contacts with you too. Name dropping can often get you somewhere. Don't be afraid to share your contacts with others. People like someone confident enough to share.

The most important thing to remember is to just be you. You don't want to put on false airs, get the job and only have them realize you are completely different than they thought and lose your dream job because you weren't confident enough to be YOU at the networking event. Good luck!

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