Below are both resources and outlined steps for taking on outreach and networking for your job search.
Using Networking in your Job Search
Check out this video from Jeff - “Your Job Is Not Advertised”
Research Your Contacts
- Start with LinkedIn
- Then, look for personal sites, blogs, Twitter, etc. to find out additional information
- Take time to read and understand who you’re contacting and analyzing what your ask is
- HINT: You’re not asking for a job
Craft a Message
- Introduce Yourself
- Why are you reaching out? Connect to research
- Suggest meeting times
- Start by searching the person’s GitHub!
- Email Hunter
- Find That Lead
- Find That Email
- Go Pin Leads
- RocketReach Browswer Extension
- Check the person’s GitHub profile or look for their personal website
Prepare for Coffee Meetings
- Using your research, prepare some questions to ask your contact
- Start here:
Try it out at Turing
- Check out the #lets_grab_donuts channel on Slack to network with other students and Turing community members
- BeVisible is a career network for Latinx.
- Black Data Processing Associates is an international organization for Black professionals in tech.
- Chezie.co is an online community for diverse professionals and students to connect with inclusive employers
- CodeNewbie is a community for newcomers to code.
- Diversify Tech is a community built to share upcoming conference scholarships, events, education scholarships, job opportunities, and more for people who are underrepresented in tech.
- Ladies Get Paid allows you to connect with thousands of women from around the world to share advice, resources, and job opportunities.
- Lesbians Who Tech is a career network for lesbians.
- Lunchclub: Social networking platform that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to connect users with common interests and objectives.
- MAES was founded in Los Angeles in 1974 to increase the number of Mexican Americans and other Hispanics in the technical and scientific fields.
- National Society of Black Engineers is one of the largest student-governed organizations with the aim to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers.
- Out in Tech is a community to connect LGBTQ+ in tech.
- TechLatino is an organization to empower Latino technological and scientific engagement.
- Tech Ladies is a community for women and non-binary folks. You have to apply to join, but once accepted, you’ll have access to jobs from partnering companies.
- The Mom Project is a community and job board that connects moms with companies that value and respect families and parents.
- Trans Tech Social Enterprises is an incubator for LGBTQ Talent with a focus on economically empowering transgender people.
- Women in Web Dev is a community of women developers.