Centre for Continuing Education

Networking for Professional Success Course

Human Resources. Learn expert people management skills.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


Join our networking course and learn the necessary tools to create and maintain a professional network, empowering you to enhance your career success in Australia.

Up to 80% of jobs are found through networking but creating a professional network can be a daunting task for many, especially recent graduates, new migrants and international students.

In this course, you will learn how to develop and deliver an elevator pitch, how to proactively create networking opportunities and how to create an online presence.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in building their professional network.

Aims

This networking course aims to give you the necessary tools to create and maintain a professional network, empowering you to enhance your career success in Australia.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • build relationships and start a professional network
  • develop skills useful in interacting with people including an elevator pitch
  • improve your online profile and identify networks within your organisation
  • evolve your skills, career and connections beyond your company
  • identify and attend networking events
  • maintain relationships and grow your influence.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

Your elevator pitch

  • Developing, refining and practicing your elevator pitch

Networking opportunities

  • Identifying networking opportunities
  • Maximising networking opportunities
  • Proactively creating networking opportunities
  • Adjusting your style of engagement as appropriate to the person and situation

Networking pitfalls

  • What are networking pitfalls
  • How to avoid them

Your online presence

  • Creating or improving your online presence
  • Getting noticed online
  • Building your online network
  • Increasing your career prospects

Intended audience

Anyone interested in building their professional networks, including: undergraduate seniors, graduate students and business professionals.

Prerequisites

None

Delivery style

Workshop

Materials

All supporting learning materials are provided in class.

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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