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Where can you find connections for your career


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Gabby’s Answer

Hi Anton,

Great question!

If you haven't already joined LinkedIn, I highly recommend setting up a professional profile. This is a networking site that students and professionals utilize. It is focused more on making professional connections vs social connections (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.). From this site you are able to list your work experience, connect with like-minded professionals in your industry or areas you are looking to explore. You can also make your profile searchable, which means recruiters from companies can find your profile and invite you to interview for a position in their organization.

Other options include attending speaking engagements, conferences or similar events for the industries that interest you. Networking is a great tool to make new connections; you never know who you'll meet and how they can assist you.

Good luck!

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Kelly’s Answer

Hi Anton,

That is going to depend a lot on what you're interested in doing and with that said, I would agree with both of the other responses you're seeing above. LinkedIn is an excellent way to network and get connected to other people. Be sure that your profile looks polished, detailed and look for ways to show what skills you have and any recommendations you have from others.

Additionally, don't be afraid to research how to find a mentor. I am currently doing a lot of research on a field called Instructional Design - and this is a field that is exploding recently. Instructional Design or Learning and Development Design is really all about creating Learning Experiences and anything having to do with Online Learning Experiences in our post-pandemic world is in high demand right now - and it is a very welcoming community where a lot of people offer their services as mentors to help others in the community out of their love for the field, their concern for the success of others and a way to network and market themselves. If you're interested, you can actually go to a young lady named Cara North's LinkedIn page and she actively does quite a bit of mentoring. You can also check out her YT channel, Unfiltered ID for more information/ connections.

I hope this helps.

Kelly Albright

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Kelly’s Answer

Hi Anton,

That is going to depend a lot on what you're interested in doing and with that said, I would agree with both of the other responses you're seeing above. LinkedIn is an excellent way to network and get connected to other people. Be sure that your profile looks polished, detailed and look for ways to show what skills you have and any recommendations you have from others.

Additionally, don't be afraid to research how to find a mentor. I am currently doing a lot of research on a field called Instructional Design - and this is a field that is exploding recently. Instructional Design or Learning and Development Design is really all about creating Learning Experiences and anything having to do with Online Learning Experiences in our post-pandemic world is in high demand right now - and it is a very welcoming community where a lot of people offer their services as mentors to help others in the community out of their love for the field, their concern for the success of others and a way to network and market themselves. If you're interested, you can actually go to a young lady named Cara North's LinkedIn page and she actively does quite a bit of mentoring. You can also check out her YT channel, Unfiltered ID for more information/ connections.

I hope this helps.

Kelly Albright

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Rebecca’s Answer

Hi, there are many ways you can establish connection on your career. In the college, you have already established a good network with your classmates. On the other hand, you can join industry or professional bodies of your career. It can help you to know more people working in the same industry.
Also, as suggested by Gabby above, you can use some social media online. Linkedln is a good choice on professional networking.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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