Northeastern British Columbia
Where to Look for Your
Assessing & Planning
Networking plays an important part in the job search.
But if you don't know anyone in your industry of choice, there are still
ways to gain a competitive advantage in the job market.
Get out there and take part in as many related
events as possible. Thinking of being a teacher? Sign on
to teach a children's class at the library. Interested in
public relations? Serve cocktails at the industry's big
schmooze-fest. And if your heart is set on working at your
local radio station, be the first in line to help out with their
charity run. These activities provide a double-whammy -- not
only does volunteering look fabulous on a resume, but you'll be
making fantastic connections as well.
This may seem simplistic, but the best way to make
connections is to get out there and make connections. If there
is an association for your chosen field, find out if you can attend
any of their events as a guest or if you can become an associate
member at a reduced cost. Try to meet as many people as you
can who are working in the career you're interested in. Ask
what the climate is like for young workers and what new skills
you'll need to succeed. Chances are the person you're talking
to knows someone, who knows someone who's got the job for you.
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