“Networking.” You’ve heard about it. You’ve seen it happen. You’ve probably even done a bit of networking yourself. Regardless of how much experience you have, networking can sometimes feel intimidating.
This article from International Advantage provides some helpful advice from international MBA students. Not an MBA student? Not a problem—the advice carries over to anyone looking to level up their networking and job search strategies.
Shristi Bansal, a Senior Consultant at EY, wants you to change your approach to networking and view it as something similar to “making new friends” rather than a task to be completed for professional gain. Isabel Phillips-Rangel, a Junior HR Business Partner at Meadows Resources, suggests that you reach out to people who have “something you find interesting” and openly seek their mentorship and guidance.
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