- Stay connected to your professional network.
- If you don’t have one, build a network. Informational interviewing is a valuable strategy in the networking process. The purpose of an informational interview is to gain insight directly from professionals in your field of choice, while making new contacts. LinkedIn is a powerful tool in the networking process (research professionals in your industry, geographic region, fellow UK alumni, individuals working for a company of interest, and professional role models).
- Nurture existing relationships and purposefully seek out new contacts.
- Get comfortable telling your contacts what you need, as well as what kinds of problems you can solve, highlighting your strengths.