Networking fosters engagement and interaction. It leads to more opportunities as people get to know one another and find commonalities. Networking can be useful in all professions.
We know that it can be a daunting task, so we put together 3 networking tips to get you started.
- Begin by building your personal network. Evaluate your personal network and make note of the people you know. Consider opportunities that may reside in those relationships.
- Figure out what you offer. Each person brings value to table. Have your quick elevator pitch ready–you never know when you will meet someone with an opportunity for you.
- Set a networking goal. If you are attending a networking event, make a goal before you enter. The goal can be anything from the amount of people you want to talk to or the number of business cards you want to collect.