Great Ways for D.C. Job Seeks to Network, Washington Post, 10/1/17

This appeared in the Washington Post on October 1.  Even though it’s an advertising piece, I did think it was useful in exploring ways in which to network in DC:

  • Job Fairs
  • Work-related gatherings
  • Talent networks
  • Online networks
  • Building relationships

Some of the stats pointed out are compelling: 70% of jobs are obtained through networking, and 80% of positions out there are NOT being listed.

Click below to read the article

WP Networking piece


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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