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How Can Your Alumni Network Help You Land Your Dream Job

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

Start Early Still in school? Start networking. Just graduated? Start networking. Have you been out of school for a couple of years? Yep, start networking. There is no wrong time to reach out to your network but realize that networking itself can often take time before anything substantial happens. Start early and enjoy the rewards of your efforts sooner.

Choose the Right People Just because someone is in your alumni network doesn’t make them the right person to be reaching out to. Make sure that the people you contact can help you in your search. Do they work in the same field as the one you want to? Are they in a position to hire you or at least provide a referral? Finding the right people can save you a lot of time and provide you with a lot more opportunity.

Ask the Right Questions And “Hey, can you get me a job,” is not one of those questions. Networking is an art, and human nature dictates nobody likes to feel taken advantage of. Take your time and ask the right questions with your network. Ask how they like their roles, what they did to get to that point in their career, and what advice they may have for you. By having a real conversation with your network, it will show them that you are serious about your field and not just looking for your next paycheck.

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