Networking tips for graduate job hunters
Want to know how to get the most out of graduate careers fairs and events? Keen to take control of your online presence and use social media such as LinkedIn and Twitter to further your career, while making sure that employers don’t stumble across anything you’d rather they didn’t see? Find out how networking can help you in your job hunt and pick up tips on how to present yourself. Our advice will help you build and maintain your network, banish shyness and learn how to make your own personal elevator pitch to sell your skills to employers.
Here are our top tips for students and graduates on how to dress to meet employers at university recruiter events, networking sessions and career fairs.
Building a strong LinkedIn profile page is the first step towards using the online network to find job opportunities (or be found for jobs) and to grow your professional network. We guide you through what you need to include and how you should approach each section.
The more you put into LinkedIn, the more you’ll get out of it. Find out how to use the service to help your job hunt, improve your applications and build your network.
Everything you need to know about online careers fairs and other careers events – from how virtual fairs work to who’s running them.
TARGETjobs’ tips for before, during and after a virtual careers fair, from how to create an eye-catching event profile to how to talk to employers online.
Watch our webinar – or read our summary – to discover a different way to launch your career, one that looks beyond advertised vacancies.
Your online presence should help, rather than hinder, your job hunt. Pick up tips for how to balance your personal and professional use of social media.
Being able to succinctly explain your achievements and career goals is crucial to making a good first impression, whether you are talking to recruiters at careers fairs, doing the 'small talk' at assessment days or answering the interview question 'tell us something about yourself'.