Building professional relationships are crucial to your job search and career development. At the Career Centre, we often encounter students who are concerned that they do not know the “right people,” as well as those who are not sure where to begin making these connections.
While we understand your apprehension, we want to assure you that professional networking does not have to be scary and intimidating — it is something that we are all capable of doing.
In many ways, through your academic work, as well as co-curricular and community involvements, you have already begun your networking efforts. The question now is how you can scale up these efforts and expand your professional circles.
Here are 5 ways to expand your professional relationships with employers: