- 'Sophie's advice has helped me so much and I am certain she is partly the reason why I got the position'
"It's Not What You Know. It's Who You Know"
Networking is about meeting new people, making connections and developing a reputation. Your network can include everyone from friends and family, work colleagues, business contentions and social network members. It is not about selling. Networking is not there for business owners to grow their customers, it is there for anyone to develop lasting relationships.
Have you ever considered the benefits of networking?
Whether you are a recent graduate, established individual in your chosen career or company owner, networking is hugely beneficial.
Networking is often forgotten. Most people think there is no point as it doesn’t have many benefits. But networking is easier than you think. When there are social media sites such as LinkedIn, networking has never been easier. You don’t even have to leave your desk to attend a networking event.
Career Benefits of Networking
Advertise Your Company
Advance Your Career
How to Network
Networking doesn’t come naturally to most people. Starting a conversation and interacting with a stranger can be daunting, especially if you are intimidated by their success. By continually putting yourself out there and meeting new people you are stepping out of your comfort zone. It is always good experience to be pushed out of your comfort zone but an simple way to ease into networking is through LinkedIn.
All you need is a Profile and a can-do attitude. Create an Effective LinkedIn Profile, reach out to other like-minded individuals and ask to connect. On here you can write posts to share with your network, join groups, like and comment on others content and even directly message those you wish to have a discussion with.