Networking 101

Don't try to find your job alone. Connect with other people around you and let them help you.  As Jullien Gordon says, "your job search is a search for the right People, more so than the right Position or Postings."

Networking video resources from Career Change Challenge:

CCC-Network from MVMT on Vimeo.

CCC-Network Up from MVMT on Vimeo.

Eagle Connect

You can network with students and alums of OC on Eagle Connect 2.0

Connect with alumni in your city, with similar work experience or from your major or class year. Ask questions. Share your experience. Stay engaged with the community.

LinkedIn 

Linkedin is another great place to network. Linkedin is the world's largest professional online network.

More than 70% of jobs are found through networking. LinkedIn can help you:

* Find jobs through postings on LinkedIn and tap your network to get a leg up
* Reach out to your existing network to find unlisted opportunities
* Find your way by using company pages, groups, and search

If you are unfamiliar with Linkedin, below are 5 quick videos that introduces its features:

Video #1 | Video #2 | Video #3 | Video #4 | Video #5

Linkedin Etiquette Guide for Students & Recent Grads

Linkedin Online Job Hunting Tips

Twitter

Learn how to use Twitter to network, mine the new 'underground' for jobs, and connect with recruiters. Click here for Get Job Leads Fast; How to Use Twitter to Network, by Teena Rose.

Networking Scripts for the phone

Networking Scripts to use as you network with people over the phone:

"How to have a great networking conversation on the phone" by Katherine Moody