Whether you love networking or hate the idea of it, there’s no getting away from the fact that it can hugely influence your career success.
This is the first in a series of episodes about networking for the HR Coffee Time podcast. In it, host Fay Wallis talks through the three most important networks for your career; explaining what they are, how to assess the strength of your relationships with them and how to create a plan to improve them.
Key Points From This Episode
] Networking will be covered over a series of episodes because it is such a large topic
] Networking makes some people feel uncomfortable. Research by Francesca Gino, Maryam Kouchaki & Tiziana Casciaro revealed it makes some people feel physically dirty
] Fay wants to convince you that networking is something to be embraced & enjoyed
] Networking is about building relationships
] The first of the three most important networks for your career is your personal network
] Your friends and family will probably have helped you with your career at some point
] Thinking about why networking is useful and what else ‘networking’ means
] Networking is a way of helping and supporting each other
] Career karma – what goes around comes around
] Adam Grant’s research into givers, takers and matchers
] Approaching networking with a giver’s mindset
] The second important network for your career – your external professional network
] Building your external professional network by going to events, joining memberships and groups
] Networking on LinkedIn will be covered in a future episode
] The second important network for your career – your internal network
] A DiSC team building workshop
is one way Fay can help your team to build relationships and work effectively together
] A simple exercise to help you get started with assessing and building your three networks
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