Networking in job-hunting is the process of making and using contacts with people to help you find a job. The people can be from many types of groups such as family, teachers, former co-workers, librarians, former competitors, business suppliers, employment counselors or association members. This section describes information about networking and tools useful for the networking process.
Online Resources About Networking
"Networking To Enhance Your Job Search" by Margaret Dikel at the Riley Guide website. This site is a combination of articles about networking and links to online networking resources.
- Job Hunter’s Bible’s “Contacts and Networking” by Richad N. Bolles.
- Quintessential Careers’s suggestions about networking.
|The library owns over 60 books about using networking in your job search. You can locate and reserve these books through the LIBRARY CATALOG at www.monmouthcountylib.org.|
Networking through professional groups is a traditional way of business networking. Through attending association meetings and trade shows you meet people who can help you and whom you can help. Here is a list of resources for locating professional groups in your occupation and industry.
Encyclopedia of Associations (R060 GAL) 3 volumes (with additional volumes for international, state, and local associations). Associations can be useful sites for occupational and industrial directories, conventions, trade journals, conventions, trade shows, continuing professional education, certifications and news.
National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States (R061.3 NAT)
Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources (R016.33 ENC) lists associations, directories, trade journals and statistical sources.
American Society of Association Executives
New Jersey Business Source Book (R338.74 NEW) has a good section on New Jersey Associations by industry or topic. These are often New Jersey chapters of national associations.
Online Telephone Directories