Why do you need to network when you have a good resume and have applied for jobs in the classified section and online? You need to network because you’re accessing only 20 per cent of the job market! In Calgary’s current job market, it pays to access the other 80 per cent of the market – the hidden job market that is never advertised. In fact, Calgary’s oil and gas sector is known for its closed network. Networking not only helps you learn about unadvertised positions, it also enables you to get first–hand knowledge of occupations, jobs, and training programs.
For further information and help you can access Career Connection’s library of networking books, use the website, or consult with a Career Coach.
- Tips for Networking
- Monster Networking Links
- Networking Assignment
- How to request an Informational Interview
Professional Networking Associations
- Calgary Lions Club
- Rotary Club
- Kiwanis Club
- Calgary Chamber of Commerce
- Calgary Economic Development