“They cannot hire you if they don’t know who you are. They can’t hire you if you don’t know who they are.”
Networking is perhaps the most recommended method to uncover job openings. It really is about connecting with people out in the workplace who will help you make better career decisions. It is not pressuring people to give you a job, rather it is about making sure everyone you know is aware of what kind of work you are seeking and making relationships with people in your chosen career field so that they know your skills and interests. You probably have more connections than you realize.
Connections you may already have:
- Family friends
- Acquaintances (both professional and personal, for example, your pastor or hair stylist)
- The Career Development staff
- Presbyterian College alumni