Navigating the Brutal Job Market: A CMO’s Top 5 Networking Tips for College Students

A job search is always challenging, but for college students seeking summer internships or their first jobs, it’s particularly brutal. The pressure to get relevant experience before graduating is skyrocketing, particularly as the number of entry-level roles seems to be shrinking each year.

I believe that we, as CMOs, need to pave the way for the next generation of marketers, and giving them insider guidance on effective networking is a key step. Here are the top five tips that I’ve been sharing:

Friends, if this list resonates with you, please share it with a college student in need. And if I’ve missed anything, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments. Most importantly, if a job-hunting student reaches out with a networking request, please take a moment to help. Remember, good karma is a boomerang.

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