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Build your Network


Networking is the process of making personal and professional connections and building relationships among people with a common profession or interest . Through conversations with people in your network, you can:

  • Increase your exposure to prospective employers.
  • Gain “inside” information on future job openings
  • Speak to people who are employed by your target companies.
  • Get personal referrals to other people who might provide information or job leads related to the career you are pursuing

Networking Tips

  • Brainstorm a list of personal and professional references
  • Ask your connections (family, friends, classmates, employer, mentors, faculty, etc.) if they have anyone else they recommend you speak with based on your interests and questions

  • Have copies of you resume printed or readily available to share.
  • Practice your elevator pitch with family, friends, and during a Career Counseling session.
  • Research the company/persons at the networking event to help you prepare questions and demonstrate your interest in the company.

  • Don’t be afraid to start a conversation!
  • Ask open-ended questions that will allow you to build on the answers. Remember networking is about building relationships.
  • Ask questions! Most have been in your shoes, take advantage of the opportunity to gain insight in your industry.

  • Ask for your contact person’s business card or email at the end of a conversation.
  • Send a thank you email and follow up occasionally to provide updates on your education progression, employment status, and inquire about work opportunities.
  • Connect with your new contacts on LinkedIn.

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Phone
909-869-2342
Address

Career Center Build 97 - Room 128
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91786

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Regular Hours Drop-in Advising
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm (In-person)
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