Do you dread and/or avoid networking? Do you feel like it is impossible or overwhelming to prepare? Networking doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but it is an essential component to almost every job search (especially in today’s job market). The Career Center has three networking events coming up in September (check out the “Events” section of our newsletter), and a few more during the remainder of the fall. That is why, in this week’s blog post, we are recommending five key articles from The Muse, “your ultimate career finder and guidance destination,” for enhancing your networking skills!
Often networking can feel scary because you don’t feel unique, or that you have anything valuable to share with others. This article explores action steps to help you be more engaging.
Network more strategically with boosted confidence after reviewing these three tips!
Learn the importance of preparing to listen and ask questions.
Let’s face it, law school is expensive. Even though networking is essential to your job search, it doesn’t have to cost you a cent. In addition to the strategies in this article, we recommend taking advantage of the free student Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association membership and free American Bar Association student membership. There are other free, local or regional, association memberships you can explore based on practice area interests. Come chat with a Career Center advisor after Oct. 17th to further discuss this!
Ensure a return on your networking investment by exploring these tips for follow-up!