Networking is a means of making contacts and is an essential part of business life. It is the proactive process of using the relationships and contacts that you already have to help you identify new opportunities and is a key element of career development and job search.
Networking can be useful at any stage of your career, no matter what industry or sector you work in. It may make you aware of further information or leads about roles and opportunities you may not already be aware of.
It is important that you are constantly looking to further build your network; don’t limit your network to just include people that you are currently working with. Think about also including contacts in the groups below:
Now you have identified who you want to network with you need to prioritise who you are going to approach first and plan what you want to say with an Elevator Pitch.
Networking takes time and commitment. It is essential to network with your contacts on an ongoing basis to further strengthen your relationships.
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