Networking is key to career success. ‘Work’ is embedded in the term because that’s what it takes to succeed at making vital career connections.
Don’t worry! Enactus Canada is here to help you every step of the way with resources and one-on-one support.
Let’s start with determining what networking means. With advances in technology and new social media platforms popping up all the time, ‘networking’ can now happen in numerous ways – information interviews, in-person events, social media, online discussions and collaborations, etc.
The good news is that it has become easier than ever to get yourself out there and start making great career connections.
Here are four (4) great tips to help you start networking:
- Be approachable and make yourself available
- Get in touch with professionals practicing in your field; they can provide you with invaluable advice and insight on the working world
- Expand your network by attending networking parties, committees or groups
- Use the connections you have; meet and talk with your coworkers, friends, professors and peers to build relationships with them and their contacts
These are four steps you can take to develop your career and benefit yourself in the long run.