“Some experts say that 70 percent of people ended up in their current position thanks to networking. Others say it’s more like 80 percent or even 85 percent. Simply applying to online job postings is not enough. One of the major reasons that networking is such an effective way to get a job is that there is something of a hidden job market out there. Some estimate that as much as 80 percent of new jobs are never listed but are instead filled internally or via networking.” (Adam Saven, The Muse, Six Job Search Facts That Will Change the Way You Look For A New Job)
One way to explore career direction and the secret job market, especially as a new professional or in a new location, is through Informational Interviewing.
Principles from “The Proximity Principle” by Ken Coleman, will also be introduced. Come learn what it’s all about, how it can apply to your life as a graduate student and how you can develop your network throughout your time at GSSW.