Presentation on theme: "It Really Is Who You Know. S O C I A L N E T W O R K I N G How did Joe get his job?"— Presentation transcript:
It Really Is Who You Know
S O C I A L N E T W O R K I N G How did Joe get his job?
What is a social network? A community of people who are joined together by similar INTERESTS or having something in common.
Social Network Handout
Joe Joe’s Social Network Tom (Father) Sue (Aunt) Ann (Mother) Jack (Brother)
Joe Joe’s Social Network (Friend) Sara (Friend) Max (Cousin) Jenny (Friend) Taylor
Joe (Husband) David (Friend) Pam Joe’s Social Network David (Uncle) Luke (Cousin) Pam (Friend) Sharon (Boss) Lee (Neighbor) Dan (Friend) Heather (Girlfriend) Ben (Friend)
Joe (Mother) Ann (Husband) David (Friend) Pam Joe’s Social Network Phil (Father) Melissa (Friend) Lucy (Mother) Phil (Father) James (Brother) Caroline (Friend) Andy (Friend) John (Friend) Pete (Friend)
Using his social network, Joe needs to ask himself two questions: 1. Who in my social network shares the same interest as I do? (baseball) 2.Who in my social network do I trust and will advocate for me? (for a job )
Phil is a father to Joe’s friend, Taylor. He works as a manager in a sporting goods store. His mom’s friend, Pam, works as the Assistant Director for the athletic department at the university. Joe’s Uncle David, coaches a baseball team and drives a food delivery truck for the baseball stadium. Joe needs to ask himself… Who do I trust? Who can help me find a job? Who will advocate for me?
Informational Interview Role Play Handout Informational Interview Sample Questions Handout Job Description Handout
What did I learn from this activity? Networking is important when seeking employment. It really is who you know. Anything Else?