7 Simple Networking Tips You Need to Be Using ...

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Do you know any great networking tips?

While you used to be able to get a great job just by visiting stores with your CV and showing off your skills, it’s now much more important to be able to network.

Who you know could have a massive effect on your career!

Not sure how to start?

Check out this collection of great networking tips from colleges and employers.2

1. Carry a Card…

This was one of the networking tips that I was told over and over again.

Always carry a business card!

While it may be easy to Google you, it’s much easier to pick up a beautiful card and have your contact details right there.

Use a site like Moo.com or Minted.com to create a stylish card with all your contact details on it, and carry them with you everywhere.

You never know when you’ll get a great lead, opportunity or job this way!

2. Be Helpful…

It may sound obvious, but it can be easy to forget during everyday life.

If you can think of a way to help someone, do it!

Introduce a great mentor to a friend, email meeting notes to your colleague, buy your boss a coffee on deadline day.

If you hear about a great job lead, connect your friends and family to it.

Not only will you show how competent and useful you are, but you’ll be much more likely to be helped out when you need it, too.

3. Evacuate the Comfort Zone…

Find a networking event, and go to it.

Yep, they are scary, but that’s the point.

Choose one related to a hobby you enjoy – dancing, running, wine tasting, a charity, anything will do, and leave your comfort zone to go to it.

You’ll have a common interest with everyone there, so conversations will flow, and you’ll make new friends and acquaintances.2

After all, you never know when you’ll need them.

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