One of the best ways to find a job is not to search through all of the online listing websites — it’s to network. Most job openings aren’t even listed publicly; instead, companies more often fill from within, or by leveraging their existing staff’s professional networks. And in science, networking goes beyond jobs, but includes opportunities for graduate school, research collaboration and more. The best way to break through that is to be part of those networks yourself!
While getting to know people and making a positive career-related impression on them can be tough, there are plenty of techniques that you can employ to make you more comfortable and more effective.
General Networking for Scientists
- The value of networking in science
- Networking for Young Scientists — How to Do It and Why You Should
- How to network effectively
Networking at Scientific Meetings
- How to Network at Conferences
- How to Networking at a Conference: 10 Ways to Make Contacts Like a Pro