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!
Career Center Workshops
- Networking 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
- Mastering LinkedIn
*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!
- Connect with professionals using CareerShift in SCOTLink "Student Login" CareerShift
- Network using social media:
- Consider joining a professional association
- The Portfolium – Showcases your best work to employers.
- Key Career Networking Resources for Job-Seekers
- 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