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.

Professional Development Workshops with the Yale Graduate Consulting Club

OCS and the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) are co-hosting a Resume and Networking Workshop for graduate students and postdocs on Wednesday (2/24) 4-6pm. In this dedicated 2-hour workshop, we will cover essential skills of building and writing strong …

By Brian Frenette
Brian Frenette Senior Associate Director Brian Frenette
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How to Improve Your Networking Skills in 2021

If you’re not networking, you’re not growing your career. It’s that simple. Networking is your career lifeblood—whether you work for someone else or are an entrepreneur. You can have the best skills or concept in the world, but if you …

By Eric Porat - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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