Networking is an incredibly useful way of overcoming whatever career challenge you’re facing. If you feel a bit nervous about networking, or have been avoiding it because it feels uncomfortable, this episode of HR Coffee Time is here to help. In it, Fay shares 9 simple tips to help you become more confident about networking.
This is the third episode dedicated to networking. The first two episodes in the series are: episode 11, “Networking – the three most important networks for your career” and episode 15, “How networking can help your career.”
Key Points From This Episode
] Free downloadable HR planner for 2022
] How to create a positive mindset when it comes to networking
] Remember small talk and the important role it plays in getting to know people
] What to do if you find it hard to think of small talk
] Formal industry events and how to build rapport
] Tips on remembering the details that someone has shared with you
] What to do at networking events if you are nervous
] Thinking about what you can give to others, rather than what you can take
] Organisational Psychologist Adam Grant’s idea of givers, takers and matchers explained
] Nurturing your network and building confidence about networking so you can ask for help when you need it
] How to follow up with someone who has helped you
] Finding ways to stay in touch with people in your network
] Ways to meet or catch up in a virtual world
] Using LinkedIn to change roles or careers and the concept of six degrees of separation
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