Could somebody give me some suggestions on how to network effectively?
I'm tired of applying for positions online and hear nothing.
50% don't respond, 35% reject and only about 15% invite for an interview.
People always tell me to network but I just don't know how to make it effectively and make sure the talk is not a one time talk but something more continuous.
What topics do you bring up when you network with professionals?
How do you follow up?
I'm sure that they probably can guess that I'm looking for an internship, how to make it less obvious?
How about cold-emailing? (I don't think cold-calling would be appropriate, right?)
Any suggestion would be appreciated.