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Chapter II. Finding Job Openings
Networking
Why Network?

Networking is simply talking to or contacting people you know to find job leads. It is the most effective way to find a job! Think about it. Most of us find jobs through people we already know such as family, friends, our doctor, dentist...people we meet during our normal everyday lives.

An Exercise to Help You Develop Your Own Network

Consider the categories listed below. Then, on a sheet of paper write the names of people from each category who may be able to help you in your job search. Again, these are not necessarily the names of people you know well, just people you've met who may be able to give you some helpful information.

People Who May Be Able to Help You

professional colleaguesclergysecretariescustomers
classmatesfriendsfraternity/sorority friendsdruggists
ex-employersstore ownersbarber/hairdresserformer co-workers
insurance agentselected officialsbankersdoctors
neighborscolleagues in volunteer servicesdentistsrelatives

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