Tips for better networking

The word “networking” makes many people, me included, shudder when it is spoken out loud. Yet, when looking for a job, your networking is crucial.

Here are three tips to improve the way you network:

1. Don’t be self-promoting. It’s possible to sell yourself without sounding like a salesman. Instead of singing your own praises, talk about your accomplishments. Results speak for themselves.

2. Don’t be afraid to ask, and be ready to give. Networking is a transaction. If you need something — the name of a colleague or an introduction — don’t hesitate to ask. Offer help in return; it may not be long before the tables are turned.

3. Always say thank you. Whether someone gave you 5 minutes or 5 hours of their time, exercise good manners. Send an interesting article or event notice along with your thank you e-mail.

Tips are ripped off from HBR


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