Can you be a better networker?

As a networker, can you make improvements?

I read a great deal of articles geared to job seekers. This one by Careerealism talks Networkingabout 4 Steps To Take For Effective Networking.

These days so many people are finding jobs or getting business because of someone that they know. When I teach LinkedIn, my adage is – It’s not about who you know, but who they know. How can you take advantage of this?

To be a better networker, the article I mentioned suggests you should come off as approachable, don’t be afraid to introduce yourself, get help from people you know, and keep building your network.  These are great tips for someone who is outgoing and can easily carry on a conversation with someone. The one point I would like to expound upon is the get help from people you know.

If you belong to a chamber of commerce or another networking group, you can always ask one of the ambassadors to make an introduction. If you are going to an event for the very first time, maybe you could take along a wing-person. Once you get to know a few people in a group, it won’t be as intimidating.

But what can you do if you don’t like networking? Check out this article about being a introvert with networking. These tips help you set goals for your networking.

How can you be a better networker? Like Nike says, “Just do it!”

 

Author: DeeReinhardt

Social media, marketing and community relations specialist aiming to help people build their on-line presence with as many social media tools with which they feel comfortable.

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