5 Networking Tips For Job Seekers

Tip #1 — Who to talk to?

When arriving at a social or networking event, you should pluck up the courage and do something your mum told you never to do… talk to strangers!

Tip #2 — What to ask?

Many people have an issue with networking in the traditional sense because it feels awkward. Nobody wants to speak to someone who is only making conversation with them because they feel like they should.

Tip #3 — Responses that you need to prepare for?

Experts suggest that ‘What do you do?’ and ‘How’s business?’ are by far the two most common questions asked in networking events. And I’m sure you probably ask these questions yourself.

Tip #4 — Make it personal

It’s one of the quickest ways to build trust.

Tip #5 — Take 2 minutes to follow-up within 3 days

So you’ve done a great job at shaking hands, exchanging pleasantries and business cards which are now somewhere in the pocket of that jacket… you think.

  1. Respond quickly
  2. Add value immediately
  3. Play the long game

Closing Thoughts

If you’re looking for a new job in the nuclear, or any industry, they probably won’t employ you on the spot unless you get lucky. You have to move quickly and get your long game underway.

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Andrew Crabtree

Andrew Crabtree

Husband, Dad, Programme Manager in the Nuclear Industry | ex-pro rugby player, 4x Ironman finisher, ex-Bank Manager | getintonuclear.com