Networking Advice

Networking Advice

 

One of the most common pieces of career advice is, "Network, network, network." But people who offer this advice aren't always clear about what they mean by it. Network with whom? How? With what goal in mind? The answers to these questions depend on where you are in your career and what you need in order to take your next steps - but networking does tend to fall into a few broad categories; and in each of these categories, it follows some specific rules. I want to tell you how to build up your professional network, how to nurture the network you already have, and how to turn that network into career opportunities for you.

  • Meeting - Always try have meetings with clients. Build rapport with them, Learn to know people on a personal level.
  • Be helpful- If you have a contact that may help someone else's business out you may never know when the favour may be returned.
  • Find out who you want to talk to- When joining a network some business owners will be there and you may want to pick their brains for advice. Try get to the networking event early and just take a walk around and see who is who.
  • Use online marketing- Use your twitter facebook and linkedin to connect with people that you have common ground with. They may give you advice and help point you in the right direction. Just like you may help them.

If you want any more advice please contact
Networking@canalbusinessnetwork.com

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