The internet provides a new way to tap into the "hidden" job market. "net knocking" is the practice of using the internet to advertise your skills and experiences to your target audiences (i.e. knocking on employer's door via the internet). Some popular online net knocking is participating in virtual job fairs and contributing to newsgroup and listservs discussions on a particular topic. For those uncomfortable with the concept of "net knocking", the traditional practice of establishing network contacts through professional associations is still recommended and the internet has made it easier to identify associations matching one's needs.
LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals.
- Scholarly Societies
Excellent collection of professional organizations indexed by academic disciplines.
- The Net: User Guidelines and Netiquette
Guidelines of good internet behavior.
- Campus Access
Features strategies to network and conduct informational interviews.
- Associations Directory
This directory service takes you directly to many of the associations currently operating on the World Wide Web. The search results provide a list of associations that meet your selection criteria.
- Columbus-Ohio Networking
Big Fish Networking is Central Ohio's premier monthly networking/tradeshow event. It is a great opportunity for anyone looking to make business contacts, find sales opportunities, look for future employment, or just to have a good time. It's the "out-of-the-office" venue which really promotes a friendly networking atmosphere.
- Columbus Young Professionals
An organization of young adults ages 21-45 in Columbus that offers networking events, athletics, and volunteer opportunities to its members.