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Week 5: Social and employment networking

Introduction

Over the first four weeks of the course, you have been clarifying what you want to achieve in career terms and how your interests and aspirations might fit the current job market. So you’re already half way through the career planning process and should be feeling a bit clearer on what you want to achieve. You have also done some work on how to access your preferred work and have probably realised the importance of contacts and relationships in this process. This week you will deepen your understanding of how to create and sustain networks of contacts that can support your career plans.

Remember to keep making notes on the activities, and any other thoughts that occur to you, in your notebook.

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By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • understand networks and networking
  • explore traditional and online networking opportunities
  • consider how networking supports your career development
  • map your own network and plan how to extend it.