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Industry experts teach students the art of networking

A Hope alumna shared her insights into the world of networking at a special event featuring business experts from a variety of industries.

Tom Woolley, Head of Business Support at Downtown in Business, and former Hope student Teleri Davies, who works in business development and events, shared key tips with students.

Speaking from experience, Tom explained how not all jobs are advertised and that networking is the key.

He advised both students and businesses not to be scared of networking and to think of it as ‘like a family wedding’, where you will know some people but not all.

Tom also spoke about the importance of having a business card and following up with contacts you make at networking events.

Teleri talked to students about her experience of finding her job with Downtown through networking, after working on the Liverpool Hope International Tennis Tournament. 

As well as hearing from Tom and Teleri, students were given the chance to practice their skills alongside businesses, such as Lloyds, RBS, Business in the Community, Chamber of Commerce, Morecrofts Solicitors, McGinley HR and Santander.

Published on 20/03/2018