When operating your own business, having good networking skills is vital for success! Same if you are working for someone else or looking for work.
Building a network is not as hard as you might think. You just have to remember it is a living thing. It will grow and thrive when cared for.
It’s a fact. Say you need a query from the IT department, who is always flooded with requests, and having a good relationship with someone in the team can make the difference between getting your query as requested – and quickly so you can get that last minute assignment from your boss done on time or not. Say you have applied to your dream job at Company X. Knowing someone with a good reputation within the company can help you get that call to HR that somehow never went through before. Same goes for entrepreneurs. Establishing good relationships with customers can be the difference between success and growth or bankruptcy.
Today, we all rely on word-of-mouth to tell us what others really think about a product rather than trusting a sales person in the store. Most of us are cruising the web for days before deciding on which cell phone to buy, looking at all the reviews and comparing pros and cons. We are more likely to trust someone we have a connection with even more so. Having a good reputation goes hand-in-hand with being a good networker.
Below are 6 keys to successfully growing your own network: Continue reading Crack the Code to Successful Networking