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How To: Networking

Why building relationships is a key skill in business

Business is personal here at W. P. Carey, and this rings true as you enter the business world.  The Importance of Networking in Business  highlights the need to step away from the mentality of networking as a way to get …

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On-campus involvement & where it fits into your Career Management journey

Among the many skills that employers are looking for, a key soft skill is students who have demonstrated leadership or membership in a successful team. But how can you develop leadership skills through other avenues outside of internships? Giving thought …

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Growing your career within your current organization

You don’t necessarily need to leave an organization to grow and develop within your career. 

It’s possible to create and manage your career path within one organization as opposed to multiple organizations that span your overall career. Remember that promotions …

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Do you have access to the hidden job market? Why a Networked Job Search Strategy is Advantageous

Business students can use three different channels to secure a job or internship offer: on-campus/global recruiting, just-in time recruiting, and a networked job search.  Networked job searches are important because they allow you to gain access to opportunities that may …

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Does your personal brand advertise the unique value you bring to market?

Personal branding consists of your social media presence, face-to-face communications, your reputation in the market, and executive presence.  Giving thought to this will assist you in putting a plan in place that allows you to bring your true self to …

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Networking outreach: it doesn’t have to be awkward

Making a commitment and being thoughtful about maintaining your professional communications is a thoughtful way to manage your reputation as an emerging business leader.  Specifically, taking the time to craft well-thought-out messages, and responding to messages sent to you, showcases …

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Impress your connections by managing remote meetings with finesse

The world has changed.  Who knew you could spend so much time doing virtual meetings?  As the COVID-19 remote world of work becomes the new normal and more meetings become virtual, gaining discipline and expertise managing virtual meetings effectively will …

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Leveraging personal connections in your job search

At business school we talk a lot about networking and reaching out to cold call people who might be able to help you with your professional research and goals. It is also important to leverage relationships with the people who …

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In a personal narrative, relevancy will win attention

In a market that is flooded with skilled and talented candidates, being able to set yourself apart starts by having a great personal narrative that is easy to follow, relevant to your listener and short. 

Your personal narrative says a …

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Developing a narrative that helps you stand out

The world is changing and the employment marketplace is crowded with lots of talented individuals.  So how do you stand out and get noticed?  

In business school, you hear often that networking is a life-long skill for business and employment …

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