Professionals who have a strong network of colleagues have learned how to communicate well for business-related reasons. Enterprises TV takes time to share how to network effectively in your chosen career path.
Be strategic and focused when networking. Most of us go into it haphazardly, joining industry groups here and there and occasionally checking in. But it takes a more concentrated and streamlined approach to networking. Find the right groups, not just any group, to join online or in person. Locate the right people, introduce yourself and ask questions. Offer to help someone and keep being available if anyone needs advice.
Professionals at the top of the careers often say that networking put them where they are today. Everyone we meet has something to offer us which can be anything from the best place to park or who is hiring. Take the time to get to know the people in your professional network. Everyone has an interesting story to tell and some of them might have a place for you.
Ditch elevator pitches and find something in common with the people you meet at networking events. Everyone is there for a reason and there will always be someone who shared something in common with you. Enterprises TV also suggests taking some business or networking cards to hand out but in moderation. Collect more instead of hand out more. Make a note or two on the back of the card about the person you met.
Stay focused when involved in career networking. It’s not just about the happy hour and hanging out with people you know. Meet someone new and learn something about them. (Google Plus is good for this too.) Your next new job with a good salary boost could be there.