Enrich Your Network With Every Encounter

Our days (and especially our routines) offer dozens of built-in opportunities to build your relationships network.  From our daily stop at the coffee shop, to our visits to the gym to the parties we attend, we get to know dozens of people…or do we? Networking for work has never been easier (hello Linkedin), but the […]

Leveraging Our Network: Introductions

Making the effort to connect people whose relationship may be mutually beneficial is a networking habit that demonstrates to members of our network that we hold them in high regard.  Almost like match-making – when we meet someone who appears to have parallel interests with someone else in our network – we can check with […]

Leveraging Our Network: References

A reference is a testimonial of someone’s suitability to fill a specific role in an organization.  When we find ourselves in a position where we’re asked to provide a reference for a colleague who’s interviewing for a position, it’s important to provide an honest assessment, particularly if that person wasn’t a top performer when we […]

Leveraging Our Network: Referrals

Referring someone for a position is an opportunity to assist not only them, but another member of our network who’s looking for a person with that specific set of skills, talents, and knowledge. It goes without saying, however, that referring someone or a company when we have reservations about their ability to succeed can not […]

Building Our Network: Professional Organizations

Building a network within our industry or profession is another method of networking.  Most industries or professions have at least one professional organization and many have a wide selection organizations who would love to have us as members. Finding a professional organization where we fit takes some effort.  We can get online to do the […]