Do you dread networking?

Here’s why it’s time to change your perspective.

We know networking isn’t at the top of everyone’s to-do list. It can be time-consuming, awkward and — depending on your personality – draining. When your calendar is already over booked with work meetings and family commitments, the last thing you want to do is make small talk with strangers at yet another after hours event.

However, there’s no denying the power a strong professional network can have over your career success. When it’s done well, networking will not only help you land a job faster, but it will give you a competitive edge throughout every stage of your career.

What is networking?

Networking is about establishing and nurturing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with the people you meet, whether you’re waiting to order your morning coffee, participating in an intramural sports league, or attending a work conference. In fact, if you take your eyes off your smartphone when you’re out in public, you’ll see that networking opportunities are all around you every day.

The importance of networking in the job search

It goes without saying that networking is incredibly important during a job search. If you’re looking to make a change in your career, your professional network can support you by helping you find connections in the industry you are trying to break into or helping you find leads for jobs at specific companies.

What should you do?

ABLE Associates gives you access to top webinars on many different topics, and there’s one available on March 3rd for “What to do when networking efforts are not working”

During this session, we will discuss the following:

  • How to analyze your networking efforts
  • Should you change your networking targets?
  • How to become comfortable with networking
  • Additional networking tips

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