with other people during your career transition and job search is one
of the best resources you have for a productive search and strong
Take advantage of the
social networking resources available to you to connect with the UIAA
Alumni Career Center and other alumni. For additional advice and
examples on networking, visit the career adviser sections on networking
and informational interviews. For web recommendations and book
suggestions, visit the resource room section on networking.
Build a strong profile that
describes your goals, mission and or brand. Connect with other
professional who you already know through family, friends, work and
professional association. When asking for introductions, review a
person's contact list and ask to be introduced to a specific person
instead of askingto be introduced to anyone the person thinks might be
Join groups in order to
build your network. Start discussions about industry topics, respond to
questions from grop members, ask group members for information and ask
if any other group members are in your local area and would like to be
job search partners.
To connect with other alumni, join one of the alumni groups:
Use Twitter to follow industry experts, to show your own expertise and source job leads. Follow UIAA_ACC for career transition topics and event announcements.
Facebook is a great place
to get started on networking if you haven't developed a LinkedIn
profile yet. Start conversations with your friends about their
careers, companies and job search resources. Use fan pages and groups
to connect with othersby special interest areaor affiliation. Become a
fan of the following pages to keep informed about events and programs.
University of Illinois Alumni Association
You can also connect with
University of Illinois alumni through the University of Illinois Alumni
Association's Online Directory, UIAA-sponsored events and Alumni Career
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