Everything you need to connect with your network to take your next career step
Prepare your profile
New contacts want to know who you are, what you’ve been up to, and what you have in common, LinkedIn is where they’ll go to find that out.
☐ Education: List all schools attended
☐ Experience: Include at least 3; the best entries are those related to your career interest
☐ Headshot: Have close-up on your friendly face, simple work-type attire
Add your connections
Lots of people know you. It is your job to connect them to one another through LinkedIn. Before you reach out to others, do your part to build the network community.
☐ Who: Send LinkedIn connection requests to all those who know you (classmates, coworkers, teammates, friends, family)
☐ How: Spend 1 hour to send 100+ LinkedIn requests. No need to customize them – these people know you!
☐ How Many: 250+ for professionals with a few years of work experience; 100+ for undergraduates.
Get connecting tool
MANGO is a free app that helps with all the tactical aspects of the connecting process. Watch video to see how.
What you need
Finding the right people depends on what you need. Explorers want:
- Big picture of a field or industry to figure out where you fit
- Understand options and tradeoffs
- Recommendations on best organizations in an industry
- Advice for solving a big problem or overcoming an obstacle
- Introductions to people in a field
Why questions matter most
The key to a “conversation that clicks” is asking the right person the right questions that tap into their expertise…and avoiding questions that don’t.
Who are the right people when you’re stuck? Advisors can help you make the right career move.
How to find the
right questions easily
No need to guess. Let MANGO recommend questions that click with your contact every time.
Watch video to see how MANGO works for you.
How to write
Don’t struggle with what to say. Write customized emails without the guesswork with MANGO.
Watch video to see how you can build custom emails including:
- Conversation Request emails
- Confirmation emails
- Thank You emails
- Check In emails