Building connections with the right people at the right time is the key to taking your career to the next level. Networking is very important, but many people don’t know how to network properly for success, especially at events.
For many people, walking into a room full of strangers may even bring anxiety that can cripple their potential to network effectively. Networking is important, but it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as you think.
Networking is about meeting new people, making new connections, and leveraging the relationships for mutual benefit and advancement. However, what really makes a difference in networking is your intention.
Using your network is one of the best ways to find a new job or even a new role at your current company. Why is networking so important? It often comes down to one keyword: referrals.Thirty-one percent of job seekers find listings through professional connections, especially referrals. Networking can open doors to new opportunities that might be out of reach otherwise. The right networking can help you stand out from the crowd.
Use these tips at your next networking or social event to make connections that will help you to advance your career.
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Strengthen your network by learning how to use social events to build relationships. You’ll be helping yourself and others as long as you take a genuine and generous approach.