How to Network Online for Your Job Search

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/job-cast-networking-online – Get the presentation and other resources here to help you network online for job search
http://go.indeed.com/jobcast – Register for upcoming Job Casts

Networking is one of the best tools for career advancement and professional success. A strong network can provide job leads, referrals and opportunities for personal improvement. With in-person networking events on hold due to the pandemic, nurturing relationships online is crucial for those looking for work.

In this virtual workshop, Emilie Aries, Founder & CEO of Bossed Up–an award-winning professional development community–provides smart strategies for networking online to accelerate your job search. We cover:
– Organizing your network for the job search
– Making the most of online tools to build new connections
– Practicing the art of storytelling for virtual networking

Chapters:
0:00 Welcome
4:12 Organizing your network
4:22 Who to target
6:13 Track your network
9:15 How you reach out matters
12:16 Online research before you reach out
16:17 Guessing an email using a permutator tool
19:58 Sending the first message
20:10 What your email needs to answer
20:55 Subject line best practices
21:48 Email best practices
22:39 Example networking email
24:09 Always aim for a live conversation
25:43 Setting up your live call
27:36 Connecting authentically
27:50 Tell your job search story
31:02 Connect your story to them
31:40 Keep the conversation going
32:44 Follow up
35:30 Bossed Up Job Search Guide
36:15 Q&A: Advice for women of color and others who are disadvantaged
42:05 Q&A: How to reach out without feeling insincere
48:20 More information

Here are the links posted “in the chat” during this webinar for further learning:
– Professional Networking: What It Is and How to Master It: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/professional-networking
– Email Permutator: https://go.indeed.com/permutator
– Top Networking Skills You Should Have (And How to Improve Them): https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/networking-skills-on-resume
– How to Write a Networking Follow Up Email: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/networking-follow-up-email
– How to Network if You’re an Introvert: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-network
– How to Land a Meeting with a Busy Person:
https://bossedup.org/how-to-land-a-meeting-with-a-busy-person/
– The Complete Guide to Networking: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/networking
– How to Have Effective Networking Meetings That Don’t Waste Each Others’ Time https://bossedup.org/how-to-have-1-on-1-coffee-meetings-without-wasting-each-others-time/
– How to Improve Your Listening Skills: https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/how-to-improve-listening-skills
– How to Leverage LinkedIn to Land a Job: https://bossedup.org/episode254/

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