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Networking Toolbox NETWORKING TOOLBOX
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION
This Toolbox includes helpful tip sheets, checklists, templates, and sample scripts, pitches and messages, giving you any-time, any-where advice to improve your networking skills. Just click on the titles to access the PDF files and click on the play arrows to watch the videos. Whether you are a beginner or advanced networker, the Toolbox gives you resources to network productively and successfully - and land a job sooner!
OVERVIEWOverview
Infographic: Get Results Networking
Checklist to Get Results Networking
12 Ways to Overcome Your Aversion to Networking
Networking Your Way to a Great Job
Seven Techniques to Hold Yourself Accountable to Network
10 Executive Keys to Make Connections That Open Doors
 
TARGETTarget
How to Build Your Target Employer List
Eight Types of People to Ask for a Meeting
Finding Alumni on LinkedIn
Target the Right Employers: Four Steps to Build Your List Fast

Use LinkedIn Search to Find People, Jobs and Companies

Using LinkedIn Groups to Find Great Contacts


CONNECTConnect
Connecting on LinkedIn
Asking Your Network for a Referral or Introduction
The Purpose of the Informational Meeting
Eight Tips to Request the Informational Meeting
How to Invite New Contacts to Connect on LinkedIn

How to Find, Connect and Engage Alumni Contacts

Mining the Web for Great Contacts



Lead Contributor. Hannah Morgan, Job Search Strategist, CareerSherpa.net
 

COMMUNICATECommunicate
How to Create a Great Pitch for Any Occasion
Eight Steps to Prepare for Your Informational Meeting
How to Work a Room
Seven Ways to Have a Blast at a Career Fair
12 Ways to Stay in Touch with Your Network
How to Communicate with New LinkedIn Contacts

20-Minute Networking Meeting Overview

20-Minute Networking Meeting Five-Step Structure

20-Minute Networking Meeting Mock Meeting