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Making Connections


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Who you know and who know about your work skills can make a big difference in your job search.

Networking is all about connecting with people. Learn about how to create a network. Find out ways to develop relationships with employers, including informational interviews and direct calls.

Use the pages below to learn how to make connections.

What is Networking?
Networking is talking to people about your career goals. Find out who you know that will make good network contacts.

How to Network
Learn how to build positive relationships with people who can help you with your career goals.

Create Your Elevator Speech
You have one minute to talk about yourself to a potential employer. Do you know what to say?

Informational Interviews
Research job opportunities and develop network contacts with an informational interview.

Online Networking
Learn about online networking and how to use the Internet in your job search.

How to Contact Employers
Contacting employers makes many job seekers nervous. Follow these tips to get the information from employers you need.

Employer Incentives: Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Minnesota Federal Bonding Program
Did you know that employers can receive incentives for hiring you? Be prepared to let employers know about these incentives.