How to Build a Network

From conducting informational interviews, to creating a strong LinkedIn profile and online presence, to knowing how to follow up with your network, these resources will help you in creating your own personal board of directors for your future career growth.

Updating Your Profile on LinkedIn: Skills You Should (and Shouldn’t) Add

Creating a LinkedIn profile can feel stressful enough — how much experience do you add? Do you write descriptions of what you did? Who do you connect with? Should you start making inspirational posts with emojis for emphasis? Yet LinkedIn can …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
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9 Things Recruiters Search for on LinkedIn

Eight hundred thirty million.

There are 830 million professionals using LinkedIn.

That’s 830 million professionals with profiles with which you’re competing for attention—the attention of recruiters who are searching for specific answers on LinkedIn when hunting for candidates to fill …

By AnnaMarie Houlis - Ivy Exec
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What Is Virtual Networking?

Networking plays an essential role in your job search and beyond. It introduces you to people in your field and at other companies, allows you to learn more about your profession, and gives you opportunities to help others.

While professional …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Featured Resources

Networking | Informational Interviews

An informational interview is a conversation with a direct resource about a specific job, company, or industry. Consider this an …

Get In Person or Virtual Support | Career Studio

Sometimes, the best resource you need is talking with a professionally trained person who can offer you guidance. This is …

Networking | Conversation Openers

Networking is about building long-term professional relationships. But it isn’t any more complicated than engaging in excellent conversations by utilizing …

Science Career Alumni Network (SCAN)

The Science Career Alumni Network (SCAN) is a program joining an underclassman, upperclassman, and U of R alumnus. The two …

Networking | LinkedIn Profiles

1. Customize your LinkedIn Profile URL

LinkedIn will automatically generate a unique URL for your profile, which will consist of …

Networking | AlumniFire

When it comes to seeking professional advice, the hidden job market, and overall career advancement, networking is key. But trying …

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