Why do we network anyway?
Whether you are looking for a new job, a better job or just want to be more social, networking is an essential part of your life. Getting in touch with people who work in the same industry as you can open doors and increase your happiness.
As the saying goes, it’s not about what you know. But who you know!
Using social media to network can be a useful way to make contacts and increase your chances of landing a great job. You can also join professional associations, attend conferences, read journals and keep up with the lingo of your dream field.
The best networking plan involves making connections with people who share your interests, hobbies, passions. It can be difficult to build a rapport with strangers, but if you are willing to put in the time, you may be surprised at how easy it is. At ATXWD we help you gain connections and confidence.
It’s a good idea to make connections with people you don’t know.
You may find the most random person can actually help you land that perfect job or provide you with some much-needed moral support. Similarly, you can learn from them by sharing your own experiences.
The key to effective networking is being present and listening. You can’t expect to deliver a lot of value by connecting with someone who is too busy to respond.
The best way to succeed at networking is to make it part of your daily routine. If you are not in a position to talk to someone, a friendly email or a phone call can go a long way.