Networking plays a significant role in your job search process. Luckily, you can find people to add to your network almost anywhere. Think creatively about where to make contacts—they could be family, friends, neighbors, school, volunteers, co-workers, sports fans, workout partners, member organizations, or anywhere else.

Here are 12 other things you can do to prepare for a successful networking experience.

1. Be Prepared

Don’t go anywhere without copies of your resume and business/networking card. You never know when you’ll meet someone who can help you out.

2. Join Professional Organizations

Professional organizations are one of the top venues for networking. Find ones related to your field and sign up!

3. Volunteer

Volunteer work is a great way to make network contacts—and a solid first impression.

4. Find A Mentor

Not only can a mentor provide support and guidance, but they can also point you to any contacts they already have.

5. Ask For Help

Don’t be afraid to reach out to your existing contacts. Most people are flattered to be asked for advice because it makes them feel important.

6. Project A Positive Image

Look successful and smile—you’ll get noticed during networking events.


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