Successfully Networking Your Career

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When you're ready to build your professional network, you need to know how to navigate the ever-changing tools available online and in-person.  This course will show you how to build a professional network and how to make sure these connections add value to your career.

This course is designed for the person who is new to networking or who needs spend more energy on building their network but not sure how and where to start.

We will cover the following topics:
1. What is Networking?

2. The Benefits of Networking

3. Quality vs. Quantity in Networking

4. Networking for New Opportunities

5. Networking for Professional Partnerships

6. Local and In-Person Networking

7. Online Networking

8. How Introverts Can Network

9. Maintain Your Connections

10. Long-Term Networking Strategies


This course will show you how to organize the information you need in one place so that you can start building your connections immediately. In addition, you will also have access to a resources page that will allow you to explore the process of networking online or in recent publications.  The more information you have, the more you will be able to be a leader in your network. 

While selling to others can increase your income, building lasting and meaningful professional relationships is what works better in today's connected marketplace.  Are you networking as effectively as you should be?

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

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Lesson 1: What Is Networking?

This lesson will introduce the world of networking. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: Improve Your Networking Skills
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Benefits of Networking

There are a number of benefits to professional networking some that you probably know and some that may be new to you. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Benefits of Networking; The Advantages of Networking
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Quality vs. Quantity in Networking

For many, networking can become a question of whether its better to focus on quality or quantity, when looking for connections. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: 10 Tips to Improve the Quality of Your Networking
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Networking for New Opportunities

It is good to know that you can easily use a network to find new ways to work, to connect, and to run a business. All you need to know is how to prepare yourself, how to reach out, and how to avoid the common mistakes. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Networking Opportunities
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Networking for Professional Partnerships

Professional connections can often lead to collaboration and new ideas, but it takes work to ensure the relationship is strong. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Local and In-Person Networking

This lesson will discuss to value of local networking. The more you can build local networks, the more you can keep profits and money in the area, which strengthens the community. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Tips to Succeed With In-Person Networking
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Online Networking

This lesson will discuss how to make effective use of the user-friendly tools in online networking. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: How to Master Non-Awkward, Effective In-Person Networking; There's a Right Way to Do Online Networking; 8 Alternatives to LinkedIn for All Your Professional Networking Needs
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: How Introverts Can Network

This lesson will discuss how networking can be done by both introverts and extroverts. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: The Introvert's Survival Guide to Networking
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Maintain Your Connections

This lesson will discuss the importance of maintaining your networking connections. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 5 Tips on How to Maintain Your Network of Contacts Now That You?ve Found a New Job; Ways to Build and Maintain Your Professional Network
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Long-Term Networking Strategies

Since connecting with others might look different in the future, you will want to think more about what your overall goals might be, and then seek out opportunities to reach those goals. 60 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Networking Success Strategies -- Building Lasting Relationships Brings Networking Success
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Successfully Networking Your Career
Course Number: 8900317
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.3 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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