The ABCs of Networking: Back to Basics

Amanda Flora

It is true that social media has changed the way we network, but it is also true that some fundamentals have not changed. “Old school” methods such as cold calling, the “elevator speech,” and informational interviews remain a necessary part of networking. Whether you are actively seeking employment or searching for that next big career opportunity, you will find that networking is your most essential tool. In this webinar, Amanda Flora shares strategies and tips for classic networking techniques. She will also teach you how to successfully develop a network, often by identifying and tapping into your existing connections. The people you know and the relationships you develop can be your most valuable resources!

Presenter Bio:

Amanda Flora (CURRY ’08) currently works as adjunct faculty in the School Counseling program at the Curry School of Education and in the McIntire Business Institute program at the McIntire School of Commerce. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Curry in 2008. While there, she provided career counseling to undergraduate students and community members as Coordinator of the Personal Career and Development Center. Afterwards, Amanda served as Assistant Director of McIntire’s Commerce Career Services until leaving to spend more time with her young family. She is also owner of Shenandoah Valley Career Paths and is a member of several professional and honor associations, including the Ravens Society and the National Career Development Association, and is a National Certified Counselor.

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