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Center for Career and Calling


We have all heard the cliché, "it's not what you know, but whom you know." As you build your career, you'll find that the relationships you develop are as important, and sometimes more important, than the qualifications listed on your resume. Networking should be a critical part of your job search. Everyone has a network - you just need to learn how to tap into your network to make the most of your connections. From the resources below find out how to develop your network, how to keep in touch with individuals and how to make networking a two-way street.

How to Work a Job Fair
Learn how to prepare for and make the most of the networking opportunities to be had at job fairs.

Seattle Networking Guide
Provides information to help people advance their careers, companies and causes in the Seattle area.

Your professional network of trusted contacts gives you an advantage in your career, and is one of your most valuable assets. LinkedIn exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return.

Monster.com: Networking

Information about how to network, including a networking timeline

Networking Your Way to a New Job
Article on networking with many follow-up links to additional resources

Successful Networking
At least 60% of all jobs are found by networking - find resources on how to successfully network.

Personal Branding
The impression you make says a lot about who you are and what you bring to the table.  Check out this resource on creating your personal brand.

Professional Associations
Professional associations are an excellent resource for career exploration when you are starting out, and for networking as you grow in your new profession

Associations and Societies
Over 300 professional and industry associations and societies listed.




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