We have one simple question for residents of our North Austin apartments: What’s on your list of new year’s resolutions for 2019? If it’s not on your list, be sure to add, “do more networking.” A lot of people forget about networking after they get their first job out of college, but it’s as important in your career as it was when you first graduated. Networking is one of the best ways to find new opportunities in your professional life, which is why we recommend that you make it a point to do more of it in 2019.
In the blog post below, we’ll be providing you with two tips and strategies that you can use to network more effectively in 2019 and beyond. Whether you’re actively looking for a new job opportunity or you just want to meet more people in your industry, the networking tips in this week’s blog should help you meet your career goals in 2019.
Without further delay, let’s jump right into this week’s blog post! Oh, and when you finish reading through it, please do us a favor and share the post with your friends. Better yet, go ahead and share it with your neighbors at your community of apartments in North Austin!
Use the power of LinkedIn.
Gone are the days of having to go to a networking event in order to make connections within your industry. If you’ve got a career goal in mind, find someone on LinkedIn who has that job or works for that company. Reaching out to them is as easy as clicking a button and tapping some keys. We recommend starting with a few simple questions, and if they’re receptive to that, see if they’d be willing to grab some coffee. The easier you make it on them, the more likely it is that they’ll be willing to talk to you.
Ditch the canned speech.
When you’re trying to make new network connections, you should try to be as authentic as possible. That’s why we advise against delivering canned speeches about what you do and where you’re trying to go in your career. Instead, just wing it! We know it sounds a little strange, but people like authenticity and can tell when you’re just telling them something you’ve already told ten other people.
With that, we’ve reached the end of our list of networking tips. We’re so glad that you were able to join us for this week’s blog, and we sincerely hope that you’ll come back in a couple of weeks to read our next brand new blog when it goes live on our website. In the time between now and then, we recommend that you make use of some of these networking tips! After all, 2019 could be the year that you get a dream job offer from a new network connection.
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