We recently asked our Lenovo recruitment team (Krista Jaeckel, Erin Jernigan, and Jane Shephard) to share some tips for networking. Their answers are below.
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What are some tips for networking?
It can be awkward at first to just reach out to someone you don’t know. However the more you do it the easier it gets. Try to find something in common with the person (company, alma mater, hobbies/interests). When in doubt just say you are new to the company or a recent graduate and you would just like to learn a little more.
Make an intentional effort to meet people by joining a group project or volunteering to help out.
Engage with people on LinkedIn. When people reach out to me on LinkedIn, I try to respond and build new connections.