Here are some links to help you build up your network of contacts, particularly using online technologies.

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Mini Career Course: Prepare for the fair

In this mini career course we will explore how to prepare effectively for careers fairs, including online events, and how to make the most of the experience on the day.

Mini Career Course: Connecting with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a professional networking platform which provides a multitude of opportunities for students and graduates to research and develop their career opportunities through making meaningful connections. This mini online career course gives you an insight into how to maximise the value of engaging on LinkedIn for your career and professional development.

Networking tips - TARGETjobs

Article explaining what networking is and how it can help the job-hunting process.

Networking questions

The link below will take you to a list of resources that will help you prepare good questions to ask when networking with employers.

Online Presence and Social Media

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for managing your online presence and social media activity.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn operates the world's largest professional network on the Internet with more than 100 million members in over 200 countries and territories.

LinkedIn Student Guides

Short video guides to get you started on using LinkedIn for networking and searching for jobs.

Using LinkedIn for Career Research

This video explains how to use LinkedIn for Career Research

The ultimate Linkedin cheat sheet (LeisureJobs)

Advice on how to create a Linkedin profile that will maximise your chances of impressing employers.

Networking is more than handing out business cards (LinkedIn)

Top tips on effective networking strategies.

Suggested Questions for Informational Interviews

This document contains examples of appropriate questions to ask employers at events and fairs.

Researching Employers

The link below will take you to a list of recommended resources for researching employers. This includes websites and books with profiles of graduate employers and websites containing employer reviews form their current/ former employees.

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