Networking

According to the National Association of Colleges & Employers, four out of five jobs are never advertised. Applying online holds a 2-10% success rate, while tapping into the hidden job market and networking your way to a desired outcome increases your likelihood to 50 to 80%.                              Source: National Association of Colleges & Employers, February 2021.

As a result, learning how to network and build a strong base of professional connections is essential to a successful career search. Through networking, you can gather information about careers and hone in on options that fit with your interests, skills, and values. Networking can also uncover opportunities that are not advertised.

6 Ways Joining an Affinity Group Can Boost Your Career

Advancing your career has a few established tactics, including networking, skills building, and finding mentors. Now there’s another tactic: joining affinity groups.

Affinity groups are groups employees with a shared background or experience. For instance, an affinity group may be …

By Sandi Santa Ana - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Take Your Job Search on the Go!

Consider using the Symplicity mobile app when you attend an upcoming career fair or recruiting event. With the app on your smartphone, you can view a list of participating Employers and a brief description of each business

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By David Halek
David Halek Director of Employer Relations
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Career Fairs & Networking Events for GSAS Master’s Students

Career Fairs & Networking Events for Fall 2022

The Office of Career Strategy (OCS) will offer GSAS Master’s students the opportunity to connect with employers, both in-person and virtual settings, to learn more about their organizations and various job opportunities. …

By Jacob Gonzalez
Jacob Gonzalez Senior Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services
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Career Strategy Essentials with the Office of Career Strategy (GSAS and Postdocs, Fall 2022)

Join OCS this fall for a series of career strategy workshops designed to help you navigate your career journey! We will introduce the many OCS resources at your disposal and cover essential skills like crafting a resume, building your professional …

By Jacob Gonzalez
Jacob Gonzalez Senior Associate Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Career Services
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First-generation, job hunting students should use their college’s LinkedIn alumni page

One of the best sources of job hunting assistance for any college or university student at any campus is the school’s career service office. Sadly, it is also one of the most underused resources.

Beth Williams, Director of Career Services …

By Steven Rothberg - College Recruiter
College Recruiter
College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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