How to make connections?
I've been told that one of the largest parts of getting into the career you want to be in requires strong communication skills. That is, the ability to create connections with other people. What would be a good way of going about this? #career #careers
In all honesty, a lot of it is just being social and hustling. You have to actively meet people and be willing to go out of your way to meet someone new. That's only scratching the surface since it's about building relationships after you've met someone as well. Keeping in touch/following up once in awhile, these are good habits to do when you trying build your network. My advice for someone just starting out, go out and take advantage of any opportunity you can find. Whether its a lunch and learn or competition, you'll always meet someone interesting.
Go to seminars and don’t be afraid to ask questions. I also would recommend volunteering at different sites that align with your career path. Look for mentors and sponsors, these will aide with the recommendation and referrals
80% of people who find jobs find them through making personal connections especially those that involve interpersonal interaction, as opposed to connections made and carried out through such impersonal means such as messaging on the internet and texting. Personal face to face communication is best, but phone communications are also important as they are a good means for creating a face to face opportunity. Through my many years in Human Relations, I have found that creating a complete interpersonal connection is very important in your journey through education towards fulfillment. It first starts with getting to know yourself and making and maintaining connections with people with you have common links and interests.
Ken recommends the following next steps:
I would suggest to join a group that does volunteering or another topic that is of interest to you. This will involve people who are similar to you and will all be in the same boat of wanting to network and wanting to get out of their comfort zone.