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Networking is a powerful tool to help your job search. It’s about sharing knowledge and expertise to help your personal and professional development. Expanding your contacts may lead to work experience or work shadowing, or even graduate jobs.
Information, advice and support - networking will help you identify the information you need and you will pick up useful knowledge you were not aware you needed. Make the most of your professional connections and grasp as much information as possible.
Connections - the more connections you have, the more opportunities will open up, perhaps for work experience or placements, which may lead to a graduate job.
Self-promotion - presenting yourself in a positive and constructive manner will always support your career. Boost your self-esteem and communication - active networking will improve your confidence and communication skills.
Career progression - through your networks you will learn about the day-to-day realities of a job and the skills you need to develop.
“It was challenging but fantastic to meet people of various professional backgrounds. It was fun and I made contacts I wouldn’t have been able to otherwise. I was also given useful career advice and gained a better understanding of what jobs I should target.”
Lucia Szmolkova, BA (Hons), International Business Management
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