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Networking Meeting Q&A

Question: What questions should I ask to ensure I have a productive networking meeting?

Answer: At Career Track Coaching(CTC), we feel it’s imperative to network during your job search to increase your odds in landing a job and building future relationships.

Listed below is a format you can use during an information networking conversation/meeting:

Opening discussion- if introduced through a family member, friend, etc, ask how you know the person? You want to start off with pleasantries.

Questions to ask:

  • I know your time is valuable, I want to confirm, how much time you have today?
  • How did you get into your field?
  • Can you walk me through your career path?
  • What lessons have you learned along the way?
  • Based on your experience, what skills do you think are most important?
  • If you did it all over again, what might you do differently?
  • Do you know of anyone I can reach out to for more advice for a job in my field of interest?
  • Do you have any advice on places to look for jobs?
  • By chance is there an opening at your company? What is the best way to apply?
  • Confirm and close on next steps if your contact is willing to connect you with others.

*** You should write a thank you note and connect on LinkedIn if you haven’t already

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