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How to network: Make the right first impression

14 July 2015

Richard Lira, Salford Business School Alumni

As I was about to embark on my final year at university, typically, more and more graduate unemployment statistics kept creeping up. I say ‘typically’ because naturally when you don’t want to think about something there it is, constantly in front of you.

Social media was a great reminder of how tough the job market was and I always knew I had to stay ahead of my competition to stand out from the crowd.

I was always presented in class, gained 1st class marks in all my academic years, did a 12-month professional placement and  had two part-time jobs in the marketing and communications field in my final year, not to mention how hard I worked on my online personal brand.