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Networking

The majority of  jobs are found through networking. But what is networking and how do you go about it? Check out the following links to find out more.

Networking Process

Learn about the networking process including how to network and suggested networking resources.

Social Media

As social media has emerged as the newest form of networking, job seekers must be aware what is exposed about their personal lives online. Utilize these tips to find out how you can use social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter as a practical networking tool.

Informational Interviews

One of the best sources for gathering information about what's happening in an occupation or an industry is to talk to people working in the field. This process is called informational or research interviewing. An informational interview is an interview that you initiate - you ask the questions. The purpose is to obtain information and build your network!

Career Fairs

Career Fairs are excellent opportunities to meet many employers in one location and to find out about who is hiring. It is also a great way to network!

Networking Prospects

A handout that will help you brainstorm people you already know who may be able to assist you in your job search.

Networking Etiquette

Once you find yourself in a networking situation, find out tips about networking etiquette.

Professional Associations

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Contact Info

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Phone: 541-737-4085 Fax: 541-737-0532

Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm

Drop-In Hours (resume, cover letter, Beaver Careers): M-Th, 1pm-4pm

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