You’ve heard the saying “slow but steady wins the race”. Well, networking is a slow but steady process. It may not feel like the fastest route to your next job, but it is certainly the most effective. Networking requires you have some patience as you reconnect with friends and build new relationships.
Meeting new people in your industry, making a connection and maintaining that bond is a great way to boost your career prospects. There’s only one problem — not everyone has the personality to network naturally. Fortunately, there are ways to excel at networking even if you’re not usually that type of person. The following are six methods to help you network naturally, even if you’re a bit shy.
Don’t you wish there was a way to make network expansion easier?
To help that “easier” thing happen, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) for their advice on simple network expansion…
What is networking anyway? Plain and simple: networking is about business and personal relationships!
So don’t be turned off by the “networking” term. Instead, learn how to use your existing relationships to help you network…
If you are ready, willing, and able to start networking more, here are some group, one-on-one, online, and personal networking ideas you can start with.
No matter how you choose to begin your networking adventure, however, you have to have a plan!
You don’t have time to waste. You have people to meet and career goals to nourish.
So how can you use strategic networking to grown your personal network, and ultimately reap career success?