The Legal Career Girl

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The art of networking is often one of the trickiest skills to learn as a recent grad or student. Networking can often feel awkward and insincere. However, building a professional network is incredibly important – especially for those of us in the beginning stages of our career. Knowing the right people can often come in handy when it comes to finding internships, jobs, and other important professional opportunities. So, with that all said, how can you network more effectively?

If you are attending a networking event…

  • Bring plenty of resumes and business cards. Keep these on hand, but tucked away in a folder (or something similar) so that they are not distracting, but still easy to reach.
  • Bring a pen/pencil to make note of any important information someone might give you, or in case someone runs out of business cards and you need to jot down their contact…

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