Learn how you can land your dream job through networking

Millennial woman happily networking with contact over coffee.

How to get started networking

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

Your network is bigger than you think. But are you connected to everyone in your network on LinkedIn? Before you reach out to start networking, build your network community online.

☐ 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.

Write a conversation request email

MANGO is a free networking tool that coaches you through all the tactical steps of networking, starting with writing an outreach email.

Learn how to network on your job search

Need more networking advice? Check out our free Networking for Job Seekers crash course for step-by-step guidance.

Who's best to talk to

What info you need

When you’re looking for a new job that’ll be a good fit, you’ll want to know:

  • Specifics about job role
  • Skills needed
  • Details on the hiring process
  • Referrals from those who recently held a job you desire
  • HR contacts
  • Organization culture info

Who's best to talk to

There’s four Connection Types within your network. When you’re looking for a new job, you’ll want to look for Guides.

Guides are people in your network with less than 5 years experience, on your same career path.

Heavy Check Mark on EmojiOne   Have Recent Experience
Heavy Check Mark on EmojiOne   Give Practical Advice
Heavy Check Mark on EmojiOne   Offer HR Contacts

Learn more about Guides and how to find them.

How to find Guides

If you need more help on finding Guides in your network, check out our free LinkedIn Search for Job Seekers course, which can help you find 3 – 5 Guides today.

Secrets to a great networking conversation with a Guide

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.

When you’re looking for a new job, Guides can offer referrals, insider advice, and jobs that aren’t posted online.

Conversation prep

Get our one-page tipsheet on how to get prepared for your informational interviewfrom what to wear and pack, to what to say.

Guide
Questions List

Click to see Sample Question List that works for a Guide connection type.

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.

Learn how to
prepare questions

Follow this step-by-step course to see how to prepare the best questions that lead to referrals and insider advice.

How to communicate effectively

How to reach out

Best tools for writing conversation request emails that really connect

 Example: Conversation request email

 Tipsheet: Conversation Requests

 Course: Learn how to reach out

How to write
networking emails

Don’t struggle with what to say. Write customized emails without the guesswork with MANGO.

Watch the video to see how you can build custom emails including:

  • Conversation Request emails
  • Confirmation emails
  • Thank You emails
  • Check In emails

How to follow up

Best tools for writing thank you emails that solidify a relationship

 Example: Thank You Email

 Tipsheet: Thank You/Follow Up

 Course: Learn how to follow up

Turn Contacts into Relationships

Find your dream job in half the time.

Reach out and start networking now.
MANGO coaches you step-by-step.