Business & Entrepreneurship
How Networking Can Help Your Career
Written by: Akua Hinds
November 19, 2015
One of the best ways to improve your education and increase your list of contacts is to network. Not every business owner has the money to pay for expensive media advertisements to build public awareness for their companies. Networking is an ideal way to promote your business, make new friends, learn valuable information and most importantly, build lasting connections. Networking is powerful. Through networking alone, many business owners have grown million dollar businesses and helped others to do the same.
All entrepreneurs understand that they sometimes need to hustle to build their companies. As a self-employed individual, your company depends upon your consistent efforts in order to thrive. Even if you are an individual who is unemployed, the business of your life and how you live it depends on your determination to take care of yourself. People will buy from people they know, trust, and like. Employers will hire people who they want to get to know, have a feeling they can trust, and immediately like. Networking helps you to meet and establish rapport with people who can help you with your career. Whether you are looking for a job or you have a business to promote, networking is a great way for you to step in to the spotlight and draw attention to your cause.
Networking groups are usually operated by people who encourage members to do business with each other and to refer businesses to others. Members of networking groups also get opportunities to speak to the group about their business and expertise. Business cards are exchanged during the meetings and the people who attend the meetings usually engage in conversation with each other afterwards. It is not uncommon for people who attend networking venues to leave those events with a brand new career path after engaging with the other people who attended the meeting. Many members of networking groups are involved in network marketing careers, either full-time or part-time, and they are eager to recruit other people to join their network marketing career teams. Building a leadership team can be very lucrative for everyone involved, and lead to fabulous career opportunities.
If your career requires you to make presentations or run workshops in order to generate an income, networking will be very beneficial to your career. You can use your networking group to practice making presentations, and the members of your group may be very interested in attending workshops and showcases that you host. Besides networking groups, networking can be achieved through networking websites. Facebook.com and LinkedIn.com are social networking websites that help people to connect with friends and potential job leads. Once you open an account on these sites, you can post your resume and work experience on your profile. People you meet through Internet networking and through face to face networking could easily become your business partners, customers, employers, and friends. Through relationships built from networking, you can gain more referrals for your career and build credibility for your work reputation and your brand.
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