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How to network for a job, with Hong Yi Dong

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00:00 Introduction

02:10 Why network?

03:09 How hiring works in tech companies.

05:35 How to advertise yourself if you don't have professional connections.

09:35 How to cold-call/email hiring managers.

11:37 Using "2nd-degree" connections on LinkedIn.

12:43 Success rates for networked v. cold applications.

14:04 Specific things you can before you graduate:

"Job hunting is a job in itself"

17:40 How to feel better about networking.

20:07 When should you use LinkedIn?

22:55 Working with close contacts or their connections.

23:48 How to get over shyness.

"It’s a marathon, not a sprint."

24:25 How much time should you devote to each job application?

26:46 How to act in an interview.

"You can’t always control being nervous, but you can control being nice"

This presentation was recorded by the University of Maine's New Media program. For more information, contact ude.eniam@otiloppij.

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New Media alumnus and user experience designer Hong Yi Dong offers simple tips you can apply to network for a job after you graduate.

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