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5 Steps To Prepare For a Networking Call

Rachel Serwetz
Rachel Serwetz
September 22, 2022
5 Steps To Prepare For a Networking Call
  • Give yourself at least 5 minutes to prepare for a networking call, but ideally about 20-30 minutes. 
  • Plan ahead so you’re not rushing to do this right before the call begins.

Process To Prepare For a Networking Call:

  1. Reference your research notes and questions that you already jotted down. (5-10 mins)
    • Reflect on what you most want and need to know. 
  2. Reference our suggested list of creative questions to ask (5 mins)
  3. Reference their background on LinkedIn (5 mins)
  4. Reference their company website (5 mins)
  5. Draft a list of 10-15 questions, in priority order (5 mins). 
    • Phrase your questions as clearly as you can to get the best possible information.

5 Steps To Prepare For a Networking Call

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Rachel Serwetz’ early professional experience was at Goldman Sachs in Operations and at Bridgewater Associates in HR. From there, she was trained as a coach at NYU and became a certified coach through the International Coach Federation. After this, she worked in HR Research at Aon Hewitt and attained her Technology MBA at NYU Stern. Throughout her career, she has helped hundreds of professionals with career exploration and for the past 4.5+ years she has been building her company, WOKEN, which is an online career exploration platform to coach professionals through the process of clarifying their ideal job and career path. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Binghamton University and has served as a Career Coach through the Flatiron School, Columbia University, WeWork, and Project Activate.

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