Strategy, strategy, strategy. Decision-making and action planning is key when trying to develop a professional networking plan. Not just for now, but for the future. I know personally online networking for me has been difficult. Recently I have only had an in person networking strategy, which has worked well in advancing in my career. Here are a list of things I would like to share that have helped me out!
- Build your networking
- Attend different events
- Stay strong
- Don’t be afraid of hearing the word no
- Always be kind
- Being genuine is noticed and appreciated
- Don’t be selfish
- Grow your acquaintances
- Don’t lose touch with people in your database
- Don’t lose focus on yourself
I have recently accepted a new job offer and am very thankful because I am in customer service and get to talk to lots of people and network at work. You never know when something else will come up!
Right now I feel like I will keep my strategy to more personal networking, and when that starts to decline I will advance into online networking. I don’t want to change what is going good for me. Do what is best for you and never give up, there will always be opportunity!