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08/06/09
Career Fair Preparation 4. Networking
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 7:44 pm

Some of the best things that happened
to me at
meetings happened as a result
of having an
open mind to things. 
- Having a lunch and conversation
together with
someone I did not know.
 - Looking for and finding a person I
wanted to meet
and having a conversation
standing on line

- Volunteering to co-chair a session,
meeting
and helping speakers

Washington is a week away.  There are a number
of things that one can do to get the most out of
a  gathering like this. [See also  1 ]

Before the meeting:
1. Contact others, ask will they attend the ACS
meeting
    Plan to meet them
2. Offer something to others
3. Commit time to do things

Have some things to bring up in conversation:
 - travel situations
 - interesting talks, posters, and exhibits
 - twitter and share what you learned

At the meeting:
1. seek out opportunities to converse
  -people who are not already engaged
  -people in line, say hello
  -ask for help
  -offer compliments
2. developing a mindset that you want to
create and build professional relationships

After the meeting:
1. follow up on commitments made at
the meeting

2. continue new friendships with social
networking
tools

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