In these ever-changing times, we’ve been discussing what you as International Students can do to better position yourselves in the post-pandemic job market successfully.
Specific in this post, we will discuss how you can jumpstart your job search with online networking. Let’s consider how you can take advantage of virtual networking strategies to achieve your professional and career goals.
Here are 3 of the most timely and actionable tips to kickstart your online networking:
Join a forum or LinkedIn group
These online spaces are perfect for meeting other like-minded individuals who can share advice, experiences, and resources that are industry or interest-specific. The more you participate in discussions, the more valuable your membership in the group can be. Once you have developed connections in the group, you may consider bringing them offline as well.
Participate in a webinar or online event
This is a great way to stay up to date on industry news and share ideas with your peers. Live events, like those hosted by Devant, allow you to take part in discussions as well as ask questions. This is an especially great option if you don’t have time to enroll in an online course since webinars tend to run for about 1-2 hours.
Schedule an online coffee chat
When scheduling chats with your network, be open to reconnecting with prior connections as well as reaching out to new ones. There are a few online conferencing options available to help facilitate the chat including, Skype and Zoom. If not, you can always pick up the phone and make a call. This is also a great way to practice your web meeting and interviewing skills. Remember to reach out to individuals with a purpose, schedule a time, and determine what technology you will use.
Although there may be many unanswered questions currently about completing your education and entering the job market, it certainly doesn’t mean you don’t have any control. You are still capable of making important decisions to boost our educational and career prospects.
If you’d like someone to help you assess where you are right now and to create a personalized plan with you reach out to our lead Career Coach Sejal to schedule a quick chat.