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Networking holds the key to job-search success. Whether you’re applying for a promotion internally or seeking a job elsewhere, the way you approach contacts will make a huge difference to your success. There is an art to reaching out to the right person with the right message and the right pitch. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
To some, networking seems self-serving and insincere. For others, it's downright scary and uncomfortable. And if you consider yourself an introvert, it can be even more daunting. No one wants to feel uncomfortable when catching up with a college buddy or former colleague. But one thing is certain. Networking is necessary to get ahead—especially when changing careers. READ MORE AT FORBES
In the dynamic landscape of professional growth, the ability to turn casual conversations into strategic stepping-stones is a skill that can change the trajectory of your career. These often-overlooked everyday interactions hold untapped potential. Fostering meaningful connections and leveraging networking opportunities is about mastering the art of turning conversations into opportunities. READ MORE AT FORBES
Many business owners and professionals I know claim they are too busy in their jobs and not interested in taking part in any networking events. They don't realize that success in business and their career is dependent on the right relationships as well as hard work. In addition, relationships found through networking can make your life a lot more satisfying as well as more productive. READ MORE AT INC
For better or worse, in today’s world everyone is a brand. Whether you’re applying for a job, asking for a promotion, or writing a dating profile, your success will depend on getting others to recognize your value. So you need to get comfortable marketing yourself. A strong, well-managed personal brand benefits you in several ways. It enhances your visibility, particularly among those who matter to you and to the things you...
Who you know is just as important as what you know in business. These two work in tandem to afford you a successful career, regardless of the industry. While the latter sets you on course to launch a career, the former helps you gain access to the resources, funding, or advice needed to pursue your career goals. So, knowing how to network effectively with specific people in your industry is crucial for career advancement. As such, this...
Networking has long been recognized as an essential element of building a career, establishing oneself in a community or growing a business. But the benefits and impact of professional networking go far beyond simply making connections. Professional networking can open doors that may have previously been inaccessible, expand your thinking and allow you to innovate, making it one of the smartest investments you will ever make. Here are...
No one wants to feel like they're in misery every time they show up to work. Unfortunately, too many people feel completely trapped at their jobs without the proper tools in place to create a happier outcome for themselves. One of the easiest ways to make your job more enjoyable is by making friends on the job. READ MORE AT GLAM
How many times have you said, “I need a new job” and then done nothing about it? Or have you embarked on a new job search full of optimism only to have it stall out? There’s only one word to describe what’s happening: Stuck. That’s right, stuck. We’ve all been there. So how do you get unstuck? READ MORE AT CNBC
There’s a lot more to networking than just making accounts and going to events. You’ll get the best results by coming in with an appropriate goal, attitude, and strategy. Online or offline, many of the same principles will always apply when meeting new people and getting a job. To prepare yourself, see if you can implement these five tips on how to network. READ MORE AT FAST COMPANY
Networking is well worth it, and it can help you open many doors in your business. For introverts connecting and networking in large crowds may always feel a bit awkward. However, with some key tips, you will find that networking can be less stressful and more fun. When meeting people at networking events, make sure you come prepared with ideas for what you want to share. At times, you may only have five minutes, so you have to treat it as...
If you’ve been applying to jobs and not getting interviews or offers, you may not be selling yourself enough. You can have the greatest resume or speak brilliantly in an interview, but if you don’t sell yourself, it can often be the difference between getting a job offer or not. READ MORE AT HBR