More and more students from Norway are studying abroad. The Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA) website states that 21,300 are currently studying abroad in over 90 countries around the world. Since its formation in 1956, ANSA has helped Norwegian students study abroad by making the process stress-free and nearly free with Lånekassen financial support. Many of those students are excited to procure a job in the country where they study and possibly even settle down for years to come. However, a growing number of Norwegians are returning to their homeland in order to get better paying jobs and benefits.
We all understand the importance of networking: gaining contacts, insight into the field and industry trends are all reasons why we network, but how do we become better at it? Like any skill, networking is an art, that gets better with use and experience.
Here are five easy things you can do to improve your networking skills and make your job search more manageable:
Job Hunting: It can fun for a while but that momentary enjoyment can get old pretty quickly. It’s best to think of looking for your next job like a job itself; without routine and commitment, it’ll likely draw on for a while.
Are you searching for your next job or making a career change? Check out our 5 tips for job hunting success:
The job search has gone mobile with the invention of the smartphone. Using mobile apps to hunt for jobs is a great way to continue the search while you are on the go. You can take a minute to look and apply for job postings while you are waiting at the bus station or between classes. Other apps allow you to edit your resume, store networking contacts and arrange meetings with individuals in your industry.
It’s a well-known conundrum—you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get the experience. Here are 10 tips on how to land a job post-college. Continue reading “Tips for Post-Graduation Job Hunting Success”