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Networking can mean different things for different people, but mainly networking is simply talking and listening to people and at the same time developing relationships around common interests and experiences. Or put more simply, networking is how you met your friends, selected your classes, chose your concentration, or decided where to go for lunch/dinner.

Why network? Because networking is the most effective means for getting a job. 

It is important to know that only 15% of available jobs are advertised through online resources, newspapers and trade journals. That means that the other 85% are found by being in the right place at the right time or through word of mouth. So, the saying “It’s not what you know, but who you know!” takes on new meaning. The theory behind networking is relatively simple, but to get results, it takes work.

JHSPH Resources:

  1. Networking for New Professionals Webinar (Sept. 9, 2014)
  2. Career Services Workshop: Networking for New Professionals (Sept. 16, 2013)
  3. Networking (from Career Planner)
  4. Johns Hopkins Connect (JHU Alumni database)
  5. Career Services Workshop:  How to Network in a Digital Age (Spring 2013)

JHSPH & Johns Hopkins University LinkedIn Groups

  1. JHSPH LinkedIn Group
  2. JHSPH Society of Alumni LinkedIn Group
  3. Johns Hopkins Alumni University Group
  4. Bloomberg School's official LinkedIn group

Offered by LinkedIn Higher Education for Students, you can use the links below for valuable tips on what LinkedIn can for you. Overview

1. Building a Great Student Profile - Tip Sheet

2. Finding a Job or Internships - Tip Sheet

3. How to Network on LinkedIn - Tip Sheet

4. Tailoring your Profile - Tip Sheet

5. Communicating on LinkedIn - Tip Sheet

6. Building your Personal Professional Brand - Tip Sheet

LinkedIn Alumni Tool - Tip Sheet

How to Find a Job Using LinkedIn (