Networking Skills & Understanding Employer Needs
Becoming a good networker takes time, practice and patience. Developing this skill effectively will enable you to recognise the difference between professional networking and social networking - conceptually they are the same but the manner in which you approach each is different.
You might be an amazing social networker but do you know the difference between the two? How can you maximise your social networking capability and make it work for you when you are planning your future?
Networking with your career development in mind is nothing new, it's about having good communication skills, being able to interact at a professional level and practically working out who you need to have in your network to influence your future career. Some of these individuals may be from your academic environment, others will be in roles you aspire to do in the future. This course will teach you about networking skills and it will also start you on your journey towards the creation of a career plan. You will be asked questions about your likes and dislikes - be honest as this is just for you.
You will find that the learning in this short course will prepare you for thinking more deeply about your future and the skills you need for work - regardless of the career you chose to follow.
This course is the second of the 5 short courses from Curriculo. Once you have completed this course you may also want to consider one or more of the others.
If you do them in sequence you will see how they hang together to help you to navigate towards building a meaningful career plan. However, you may only need support with one element and so want to focus solely on that ... the choice is yours.
These are the titles of the other courses:
The Science of Team Work & A Personal Skills Audit
Building a Personal Brand and Communication Skills
Interviewing Skills - Preparation & Execution
Planning My Future Career