Learn how you can land your dream job through 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.
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.
- Have Recent Experience
- Give Practical Advice
- Offer HR Contacts
Learn more about Guides and how to find them.
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.
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 the video to see how you can build custom emails including:
- Conversation Request emails
- Confirmation emails
- Thank You emails
- Check In emails