At Blue Sky Careers, networking to us is about the ability to ‘shine the light and share the love’ through meaningful engagement with your networks. Impressions count. Everyone you meet is a potential career sponsor. Your work community, extended associates and external business suppliers.
Potential jobs and contacts are everywhere. LinkedIn offers one way of connecting at arms distance to clusters of potential referrers, but don’t overlook your own backyard – your workplace! Every day in the course of your work you get to develop beneficial relationships with business managers and aspiring leaders. You engage with suppliers and a host of broader associates who are all sizing you up. Each and every conversation forms an impression – make it a good one so they are left in no doubt as to what you stand for and how you might offer value to them now and into the future.
Not sure you have what it takes to be a powerful, confident networker? Networking is a career skill you can learn like any other. Do some research or call a career coach and get some expert training and advice.
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For advice and help with networking and career development, contact Blue Sky Careers today.