People have asked me why I don’t talk about informational interviews in my networking workshops. The answer is that informational interviews ARE a form of networking. Informational interviews, also called informational meetings, mean talking with someone about what they do and/or what their company does to learn and get questions answered.
If you’ve been reluctant to network or you’ve tried it and it just wasn’t for you, don’t give up, update how you network. Maybe you just need a fresh approach to networking skills.
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Do you struggle as an introvert to promote yourself in today’s competitive and networked work environment? If so, this post offers five ways to help you build your confidence and be more at ease with the demands of an extroverted world.
You’ve heard people telling you to network your way to a new job. But that seems easier said than done. Maybe you don’t have a network or you don’t like to network or perhaps you don’t know how to network. Before you worry about any of this, start with a plan for network development.
If you really want to grow your professional networks, you’ve got to focus on building valuable relationships through networking science… Networking isn’t just about shaking hands and trading business cards. It’s not just about trying to find a dream job or new gig. A solid network is helpful for a variety of reasons. For example, it can assist you when launching a business, showcasing a project, and of course, meeting new people. But there is an art and science to networking. Networking Science 101 The best part about networking? Other than occasionally leaving your comfort zone, there are no downsides.