What comes immediately to mind when you hear the term “networking”?
Perhaps groups of people wearing suits, standing around drinking cocktails, haphazardly passing out business cards, with the ultimate goal of getting a job or new lead?
That’s a fairly accurate description of typical networkers. However, networking is much more effective when you bring something valuable to the table…
The votes are in, the judges have spoken and the contest is over. For finding a new job, or your first job, networking is the undisputed winner. And yet few of us are networking experts, or even know how to get started. Check out this classic infographic from Govloop and Heather Krasna that, in 7 steps, how to use relationships and referrals to get a job… from identifying who to network with, to the post-meeting thank you. Like this post? Subscribe to get even more brilliance, and exclusive content, in your Inbox!
You’ve created a LinkedIn profile! Congratulations, that’s a great first step toward building your network and the professional side of your personal brand. That profile, though, is only the first step toward marketing yourself on LinkedIn.
And, many young professionals find themselves asking, “Now what?”
The answer, for many, is quite simple…