Networking is a highly effective career development and job search technique. Savvy individuals use professional networking to gradually build mutually beneficial relationships that first yield information and advice but may ultimately result in a job lead, interview or offer.
The UR Career Network, with some 2,500 members, is a good place to start exploring career options and gathering general information on jobs in particular fields.
To Access the UR Career Network:
- Download the UR Career Network request form
- E-mail your selections to email@example.com or mail them to University of Redlands, Office of Career Services, 1200 E. Colton Ave., P.O. Box 3080, Redlands, CA 92373-0999
- A list of network members who match your criteria will be mailed to you with information on the suggested use of the information provided
Professional networking sites can be invaluable and LinkedIn is the preferred choice.
Social networking sites, if used professionally, can also be helpful.
Professional associations that match your career interests provide yet another avenue for networking.