Job networking tips make it easy to use your network of contacts as a great job search resource.
Find out how to develop an effective network and how to build on it during your job search.
First it is important to fully understand what is meant by the term "networking".
What is Networking?
1. Identify the people in your network
Your existing network is probably much bigger than you imagine.
2. Connect with your network
How to use your network - Sample job networking emails
I'm Keith Crawley, we met a couple of weeks back at the school fundraiser. I read about your recent career move in the local newspaper, this must be an exciting time for you and I wish you all the best in your new position.
I thought you would be an excellent person to contact to learn more about job opportunities in your industry. I am considering a career move into software marketing and would appreciate your advice.
I would welcome a quick meeting at a time convenient to you. You can contact me on this email or on this phone number 000.000.0000
Dear Mr Green
I am a cousin of Hilary Jones and she suggested that you would be the best person to contact for some information I need.
I'm interested in securing a junior accountant job in your area. Can you recommend any companies I should send my resume to in this regard?
I would appreciate any advice you can give me.
I hope all is well. I saw your photos of the XYZ Company Xmas party on Facebook. It looked like fun.
I am actively seeking a new job in pharmaceutical sales and I thought you would be the right person to give me some advice. I plan to send my resume to ABC Company where you used to work and would like to know the right people to introduce myself to. Any names you give me will be greatly appreciated.
For a more formal networking letter go here.
3. Organize an informational interview
Job networking tips include arranging an informational interview, a meeting with someone in the industry or career that interests you, is a good way to network.
It is an interview that you ask for and in which you ask the questions. The purpose is to get information, not to get offered a job.
4. Contact your references
5. Join up
Use these job networking tips to increase the chances of finding the right job.
Job Seekers Recommend
Your Job Search Networking Tools
Use the search box to find exactly what you are looking for.