Make contact with people who already work in the areas you’re interested in.
One of the best ways to boost your chances in the jobs market is to make sure you are as well-informed as possible and that people know you and what you can do.
Most people are willing to help and opinions and advice are things that almost everyone can offer.
Connect with employers
You can connect with employers and find out more about organisations via social media.
Find practical advice on how to approach people for advice and information in Informational Interviews.
Connect with graduates
Connect with graduates to find out:
- what they did after graduation
- what kind of work they do
- how they got there
You can connect with graduates through Newcastle alumni on LinkedIn.
If you need more help with making contacts to aid your job search or career planning, come in and talk to an information adviser. No appointment is necessary.
Journey to Work (access to video requires university log-in) follows eight students as they prepare for life after university. It includes a chapter on networking. (Video is not supported on mobile platforms).
CareerMatch has useful advice on how to network to find a job.
Edinburgh University's interactive Networking Game is aimed at PhD students but has tips for anyone who is unsure about networking.