Networking is a key tool in the success of any business, but it can be difficult to master depending on your personality type. Not everybody has the confidence in striking up a conversation with strangers. To many this experience fills them with dread and apprehension. If this sounds like you, click here for some top tips on how to break the ice and achieve networking success.
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Like it or not, networking is an essential tool in the modern manager’s career survival kitbag. Get started by downplaying the pain, focusing on the gain.
* Networking gains
* Master some basic networking skills and you can expect to:
* Preserve your employability
* Get a promotion
* Improve performance
* Build a ‘psychosocial’ support system
Practice some basic networking skills in the familiar environment of your current workplace straightaway and start:
* Getting out and about
* Making the most of what you know
And once you’ve moved out of your comfort zone, it’s time to:
* Join outside networks
* Overcome awkwardness
* Keep a contact database
* Maintain contact