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Posted by Craig on 05:41:00 AM in Education
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Do those alumni out there making hiring decisions have room in their lives for new friends... and if they did how would they go about selecting them?
Brent Buckner |
December 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM
You learn very quickly in your classes who is a good/smart worker and who is not. High achievers tend to network the most, and I remember everyone in my class that came prepared and did well. I keep up with them, and we send recommendations back and forth.
Grades are an imperfect measure of talent. Working with a bunch of really smart people for a couple of years gives you a good idea of who you would want to reach out to in the future.
That is the network with value. Asking someone that graduated from your university for a job when he doesn't know you from Adam is not near as valuable as asking for a job from your classmates uncle, especially when you saved your classmate's arse teaching him managerial accounting, for example.
December 11, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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