• Networking and Informational Interviews

    Networking and Informational Interviews

    Networking is the most important strategy for developing a career plan and effectively landing a job or internship. Networking is not just about who you know, but who knows you. The majority of positions are found through networking; spend time networking and conducting informational interviews to be most successful. LinkedIn.com is a great resources to get started.


    LinkedIn is an excellent resource for students and professionals to use as they build careers and a professional online presence. On LinkedIn, you can connect with people to conduct informational interviews, research companies, find available positions, and learn more about the field you are interested in pursuing. By building your LinkedIn profile, you have your resume online!

    Your LinkedIn Profile

    Job applicants who have a well-developed LinkedIn profile are over 70% more likely to receive a callback for a job interview than candidates without a LinkedIn profile. With over 90% of recruiters using LinkedIn to find candidates, students are strongly encouraged to create a Linkedin profile and use the platform as one of the many tools in their job search toolbox! 

    Made by Hamline's Career Development Center (CDC):

    Using LinkedIn to Network

    It’s estimated that up to 80% of opportunities are obtained through networking! Making connections with professionals in your area of interest can help you gain insight into people’s career paths, learn about companies, and get advice about your own next steps.

    Resource Library

    Our library has a number of resources to aid you with networking. There are books on general networking, networking for introverts, utilizing LinkedIn and more. Many of our resources are available for check-out. The library is open during the CDC's business hours.