Logic Of The Day: 08/05/2017.
A lot of people hate networking; some people despise it to the point where it makes them feel physically dirty and they want to take a shower, a University of Toronto study found.
That may explain why a number of workers stop networking after they find a full-time job. After all, you’re already gainfully employed—why would you even need to network?
Lesson: Networking is a key factor to advancing your career.
Part of managing your reputation is staying connected with people in your sphere and continuing to make new connections in your field. Also, if you don’t network on a regular basis, you could be missing out on job opportunities, since your contacts may not think of you if they hear of job openings at their company.
Social media makes it easy for you to network online , but you can’t rely solely on the internet to grow your circle. Having 500 connections online doesn’t necessarily mean you have valuable connections. You need to attend industry conferences on a regular basis. To keep contacts fresh, touch base with people on a monthly or bimonthly basis.