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Networking  


 

 

Tap into the Power of Networking 

Did you know that networking is the best way to find a job? Up to 60% of job seekers list networking as the primary method of finding their current position. Each year a full one-third of graduating UCR students report the same.

Many students have heard the term "networking" but are unclear about what it really is. Simply put, "networking" is connecting with other people to develop professional relationships. The good news is that your network is already started! Your network includes your friends, family, student organization members, college alumni, Career Center staff, employers, neighbors and just about anyone with whom you can have a conversation with.

The Career Center has developed this page to help you learn how to effectively network. It is full of information and resources on how to develop, improve and expand your network to take full advantage of its job search power.
Give networking a try. It really does work!

 

Handouts

Career Center Workshops

Career Center Workshops

  • Connecting Your Way to a Job
  • Where are the Jobs? The Hidden Job Market
  • How Not to Get Fired: Professional Etiquette
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • Employer Coffee Chats
  • Virtual Connections Panel
  • Social Media in Your Job Search
  • LinkedIn: How to Build Your Profile
  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn in Your Job & Internship Search

*Visit the UCR Career Center homepage at careers.ucr.edu for the most up-to-date list of events on our Google calendar. Check out the event details, RSVP, and network!

 

Career Fairs & Events

Online Tools

Online Tools

Books

Books

  • What Color Is Your Parachute?, Richard N. Bolles
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  • The Book of Lists, Career Center Resource Room
  • Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, Joshua Waldman
  • From Graduation to Corporation, Andy Teach
  • Highly Effective Networking: Meet the Right People and Get a Good Job, Orville Pierson
  • Vault Guide to Schmoozing, Insider advice on making contacts and building rapport to boost your career, Marcy Lerner, Ed Shen, Mark Oldman, Husaam Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh

 

 

 

You Tube

Watch the "Making Professional Connections Workshop" Online

Don't have time to attend the live workshop? Watch it online! Plus download all the resources as well!

You Tube

Video - Networking

Learn the do's and don't's of networking. Watch this quick video and learn how to make those important connections!



More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Career Center
Veitch Student Center

Tel: (951) 827-3631
Fax: (951) 827-2447
Student Questions: careercounseling@ucr.edu
Employer Questions: careerrecruiting@ucr.edu

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