Intro to Networking Conversations
Read this article from LinkedIn before you ask any advisers to meet up with you. It will change the way you approach networking!
When networking, asking someone for a job directly is not a good idea; they do not know you and may not have any opportunities to give. A better option is to ask for an informational interview. This is a meeting in which you will both learn about each other, in ways that might benefit your job hunt. Read the following articles to effectively conduct an informational interview.
- How to Ask for an Informational Interview (and Get a “Yes”)
- 7 Questions You Can't Leave an Informational Interview Without Asking
- 5 Tips for Non-Awkward Informational Interviews
Along with networking events and one-on-one career coaching, the CVC provides resources for job search and networking on Handshake.