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MACC 203 (Rancho Campus)
909.652.6511
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NETWORKING: INTRODUCTION

Did you know?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employers fill the majority of job openings through the unadvertised, or hidden, job market,” and some credit career networking as being a factor in as many as 70% of all hires.  Many positions are never advertised and large percentages of jobs are filled by someone known by the employer.  The point: it is critical that job seekers build professional connections in order to compete in today’s increasingly competitive job market

Don't think you have any professional connections? Think again! There are people all around you that have connections to many industries, schools, and businesses that you can network with to learn more information. Most college students start their network by making connections through family, friends, professors, classmates and coworkers (this is your primary network). The people in your network can then help you grow your connections by introducing you to other people that they know.

Networking through LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional online networking environment. With hundreds of millions of users and growing, it is very likely that many people you know are already using LinkedIn and ready to connect with you.

College students can use LinkedIn to:
  • Establish a professional online profile
  • Build a broad network of professional contacts
  • Find and reconnect with people you used to know
  • Learn about companies and schools
  • Discover employment opportunities

Recruiters from many companies search LinkedIn profiles for the best new talent. So create a profile that grabs their attention and pulls them in! Visit www.chaffey.edu/careercenter/networking/linkedin.shtml to learn how to create a great LinkedIn profile.

Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as who you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search. LinkedIn Salary allows students to understand their earning potential and make an educated decision based off accurate salary data. LinkedIn ProFinder is a freelance platform to connect freelancers with real business projects. Be sure to check out our Internship search too!

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