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    Leverage Your Network
    For Opportunities

    Networking is an essential skill to master in today’s job market.  When hiring, recruiters have the challenging task of picking one person from hundreds of applicants. Choosing somebody they have interacted with before or someone a trusted employee is able to vouch for is an easier decision than selecting someone they’ve never met or only met through a brief interview. 

    “Today, some estimates suggest that up to 70% of all jobs are not published on publicly available job search sites, and research has long shown that anywhere from half to upwards of 80% of jobs are filled through networking. ”

    Expected Outcomes

    By the end of this CAP, you will be able to...

    • Grow your network using LinkedIn
    • Confidently connect with your network about opportunities  
    • Appropriately follow up with your network without being overbearing
    • Understand how to use networking for your job search

    This CAP is for you if…

    • You are actively searching for a new role
    • You are planning for a transition in the future
    • You want to be prepared for new opportunities that may come your way 


    Growth & Learning

    We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Explore these valuable resources from the best experts in the field

    Leverage Your Humanity Talent Network Membership

    HTN has tools and resources that can help you achieve your objectives in this CAP

    Put it into Practice

    It’s time to put what you learned into real-world practice. Here are a few steps you can take


    Solidify Your Networking Goals

    Solidify your networking goals using our Humanity Talent Network worksheet:  Setting Your Networking Goals and Identifying Key Stakeholders 


    Identify Your Network

    Identify 5-10 people in your network who can potentially help you with your goal. Add them to your HTN Networking Tracker 


    identify Culture Questions

    Use the HTN Networking templates to develop your own set of customized networking templates for easy, effective outreach 

    Connect With a Coach

    Each member has access to an Executive Career Strategist who is tasked with helping you achieve your professional goals. 

    A few topics you might discuss with an ECS include:

    • Discuss any obstacles with reaching out to people (I.e. nervous about reaching out to people you don’t know, don’t like networking events, don’t like to ask for help, etc) 
    • Activate your networking plan including connecting with people who will help you with your goal 
    • Meet with people identified via informational interviews, share your story and your goals, identify potential sponsor 
    • Craft an outreach strategy and elevator pitch that is authentic to you and builds your confidence. 

    What to share with your ECS: 

    • Your completed networking tracker (optional) 
    • Your completed networking templates (optional)