Lesson 2 – Growing a network also means going to networking events or reaching out to local chapters, where searchers will find others who are in the same industry, position, or similar background. The SF Chamber of Commerce has many events job hunters can attend for free or a low fee.
Go to networking events that specialize in your industry, either as a member of the public or as part of a professional association.
Use alumni groups – your school may have one in the area. Searchers who come from an international background can also look around for organizations that support their demographic.
Going to these events gives searchers a space to network with possible peers, as well as the hiring managers. If the searcher comes from an international background, reaching to an organization with a specialty in immigrants is another place to start. Members have faced the same challenges as the job searcher, and they can give insight into possible solutions.