1. Treat networking like a game.
Networking is a time-honored tradition that most people apply every day without knowing it. View it as making contacts, creating relationships, finding out about essentials, even as making friends.
Networking is based on the premise that we’re all humans and need each other. This is as true in business as it is in other areas of your life. You may need to ask me for ideas or referrals about getting a job, but I’ll gladly reciprocate because I know that at some point, I may need to call on you for something. At that point, whether the help is for me or someone else, I’ll expect you to reciprocate. It’s that simple. You lob the ball over the net, and it comes back to you.
Networking for a job can be fun. Consider it today’s answer to the lost art of conversation and its cousin, letter writing. It’s all about communicating—making phone calls, conducting information interviews in person or writing letters—to learn if your contacts can refer you to anyone who might want to hire someone with your skills.
Read more: http://alumni.berkeley.edu/services/career-services/resources/articles/networking/tips-how-network-successfully
Active as entrepreneur and convinced autodidact for over twenty years, I choose since many years networking and social media activities.
Throughout this long period I was active in the commercial sector; insurance, real estate, health, well-being..., a wide range of knowledge, where I gained a lot of experience, expertise and know-be! Today, my main objective is to develop a global activity (Networking - Social Media - People Building) with people who have the same vision of life and quality of life to have success together!
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