If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it quite a few times; building and utilizing your network is important.
With over 80 percent of job postings going unadvertised, it’s up to you to get out there, talk to employers and maintain personal connections. Networking and interviewing go hand-in-hand as your contacts can help you learn about careers in a particular field and industry as well as prepare you for interviews with professionals in your desired area of interest.
To help you become more comfortable and confident in the networking and interview process, review our resources below on making a good first impression, preparing for an upcoming interview, following up with a contact and of course, saying thank you!
Find Brandeis Alumni
The Rise Together Mentor Network is an online platform that joins Brandeis students and alumni from all over the world to make connections, exchange career advice, expand their network and learn more about industries, careers and the world of work.
Brandeis alumni want to help meet you, and Rise Together help you get connected to them.
Networking Advice from Brandeis Students
Brandeis graduates offer networking advice tips to help you get started. See career advice from Brandeis students.
Interviews are a two-way street. Not only do they provide the opportunity for you to present your background and experiences but give you the ability to evaluate a potential supervisor and work environment. Learn more about how to prepare for formal and informal interviews.
Informational interviews are important tools in networking. If you’ve ever turned to a friend to ask them about their plans for the weekend, that’s an informational interview! More than just building your network, informational interviews are intentional and targeted. Learn more about how to find and approach new contacts.
Recruiting and Hiring at Brandeis