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Informational Interviewing & Networking

Now more than ever, finding a job often depends on personal contacts who can help you learn more about practice areas, find out about employment opportunities, and act as a liaison or mentor. You are more likely to be offered a job if there is a personal connection.

Although professionals keep a busy schedule, your contact person may be more enthusiastic to share knowledge and experience than you expect. If you approach networking correctly, you are requesting information or guidance, and not just contacting them for a job. Almost everyone enjoys giving advice and talking about his or her own experience.

OCS helps facilitate opportunities to network, but the process begins with you.

 

Getting Started with Networking

Public Interest Networking