Skill Development & Tools

Networking involves speaking with alumni and/or professionals in your fields of interest in order to explore careers and gather information. It is a two-way street that is about creating a mutual benefit that provides value to each person.

To be successful in networking, it is important to have a clear objective in mind as it will determine your strategy.

Knowledge of Personal Contribution Knowledge of the Company and Role
  Low High
High Find Fit
I know how I can add value but need to determine the company or role.
Full Pitch
I know the company and role and how to pitch myself. I need to secure an interview.
Low Gain Clarity
I need to determine my top skills and relevant experiences, and what roles and companies they fit with.
Determine Pitch
I know the company and role but am not sure how to pitch myself.

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