“Building, using and maintaining an effective network is the most important thing you can do to ensure a successful job search in today’s market” (Bolles, 2014).
Networking has a bad name. To many people, networking conjures up images of large event rooms filled with false, sleazy people trying to get something from someone else by pretending to be interested and friendly. This, you will be pleased to know, is not true. As you have just read, networking is the most important thing that you can do to ensure a successful job search in today’s market and this is especially true in Vancouver.
If you are not a natural lover of networking, the
Career Development Centre Networking Guide (pdf) is for you. It will help you to understand what networking is actually all about, it’s not as scary as it first seems. Even if you love networking, this guide will ensure that you are networking in the most effective way. Learn where you can go to network, how to behave when you are networking and the role that social media plays in developing and continuing these relationships.
For networking opportunities, check out our
Professional Associations page for ideas. Here are some great platforms to network online:
Students and Alumni are always welcome to drop by the Career Development Centre during
drop-in hours or
book an appointment and meet with a Career Development Advisor, to discuss networking techniques.
Career Development Centre Resume Guide (pdf)
Career Development Centre Cover Letter Guide (pdf)
Career Development Centre Interview Guide (pdf)
Career Development Centre Networking Guide (pdf)
Developing Your Value Proposition (pdf)
Action Verb List (pdf)
Dress for Success (pdf)
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.