In spite of widespread technologies, platforms, and websites aimed at making it easier to connect job seekers with employers, networking remains the most beneficial method for job searching. In order for your network to be truly effective, it’s important to work on consistently growing and cultivating your network, regardless of your employment status. LinkedIn, career fairs, and professional networking events are all excellent resources. Be sure to utilize the UGA Career Center’s resources and programs to help you build and leverage your network.
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Getting Noticed on LinkedIn
Frequently Asked Questions: Alumni Networking
We definitely advocate viewing networking as a constant professional endeavor, not just an exercise for job searching. Focus on building meaningful relationships with colleagues and contacts, connect on LinkedIn, and stay in touch. Remember to view networking as a two-way street, and volunteer to help your connections with their careers as well.