Networking is a way to get insights, education, new perspectives, solutions and knowledge. When it’s all said and done, a good network is really just a circle of friends. It’s a two-way street of helpful relationships.
This guide will not only give you encouragement to get outside of your comfort zone and to connect with others, but will give you tools on best practices to use while making those connections.
This guide covers:
- Why you should network
- When? Where? How?
- How to identify your network
- Defining Your Brand
- 3 Steps for Effective Networking
- How to utilize LinkedIn
Don’t try to go through this journey on your own. Start networking purposefully to be of value to others while creating relationships to further your career!
If you are a student, network with professionals in the industry that you aspire to be a part of.Stay connected with peers with similar career ambitions.You never know when that relationship may come in handy.
If you are a professional in mid-career, it’s not to late to begin networking.As stated on the previous page, networking is a two-way street of helpful relationships.With years of experience, you should have a lot to offer to peers and newcomers in your industry.When reliable advice is given, a trustworthy reputation is built.That positive reputation will spread and possibly open doors in the future.