“How do you start your ‘networking’ conversation?” …A graduating student’s biggest nightmare.

The best chance you have to landing your first job is to network, network, network. Unfortunately most graduates don’t know how to open a conversation. When you are introduced to, or meet a person who you want to develop a relationship with (and ultimately get some job search advice or best of all a lead or referral)…alway ask the question: “How did you get your start in your business?” or “How did you get your first job out of school?’ Then, sit back and listen.

People love to talk about themselves and you, showing an interest in their career just opened up a conversation that will lead to all sorts of valuable information and help.

Most people will be generous with their advice. Take it…and of course always thank them afterwards with the appropriate follow-up.

This is how you develop your network.