Part of the award-winning 20-Minute Networking Meeting series, the Graduate Edition is a simple, step-by-step guide written expressly for job-seeking grads, whether two-year, four-year, trade school, graduate or doctoral level. This includes anyone that has gone back to school!
Built using the acclaimed The 20-Minute Networking Meeting--Executive Edition networking model lauded by business leaders around the world, the Graduate Edition shows you how to develop the most important career-making skillset in business--networking.
Taking the best elements of the best networkers from a wide array of industries and professions, combined with 40 years of the authors' professional networking experience, the Graduate Edition culminates in a highly productive networking approach from a hiring perspective.
In this book, learn what networking (really) is, and how to:
Master the 5 most important parts of a networking meeting
Create a networking agenda
Construct key questions to lead a discussion
Write networking emails to people you don't know
Expand your professional network with more names
Break into the "Invisible/Hidden Job Market" (where over 70% of all jobs are obtained)
Make a networking meeting more effective, efficient, and mutually beneficial
Execute the above (and much more)-- inside of 20 minutes
Maintain your new network throughout your career!
Chockfull of real-world scenarios, short stories, meeting examples, and dozens of tips and observations from students, hiring authorities and recruiting experts, the Graduate Edition is an end-to-end lesson on job-search networking founded on the premises of gratitude, positivity, and reciprocity.
Specifically constructed to clarify and simplify networking for even the most introverted networker, the Graduate Edition is rounded out with a complete set of readiness worksheets that guide the reader through actual networking preparation, with fully written stories that show the entire The 20-Minute Networking Meeting model in action.
Take control of your job-search - and your career!
Whether enrolling in college for the first time or returning after an extended absence, this one-stop reference provides adult students with a wealth of practical guidance once they hit campus—either brick and mortar or online. This thorough guide explores not only how to succeed academically while balancing family, work, and other important responsibilities, but also addresses how students can learn to confront their fears, increase their self-confidence and resiliency, and create learning support groups. The handbook contains essential information on financing education through loans, grants, and scholarships, as well as practical tips for managing time, preparing for tests, taking effective notes, and using internet resources. Now in its seventh edition, The Adult Student's Guide to Survival & Success has both stood the test of time and evolved with it.