As holiday celebrations and events begin, we want to remind you what fantastic ways these activities can be building your network. Whether you’re looking to get back to work sooner or later, start thinking about your network now to help make
your career transition infinitely easier and more efficient. And as we wrap up 2021, take a moment to celebrate all you’ve accomplished. Big wins or small, we all deserve a pat on the back for successfully navigating
another pandemic year.
Networking is really about cultivating relationships with a few well connected people in your community, personal and professional, who understand your goals and can introduce you to a few more well-connected people that align with what you’re looking to achieve.
In Part 1 of this series, we review the 5 types of contacts. In Part 2, we’re walking you through four simple steps to jumpstart your relationship building.
Step 1: Start Telling People. This very essential tip can be the hardest part of networking. Start telling people what you are looking to do. It could be as simple as “I’m looking to get back to work and interested in learning more about (insert role type/industry). If you know of someone you think could answer some of my questions I would love an intro.”