Networking Tips from your Energy Corridor Townhomes
Welcome to another edition of the Alexan Ashford blog. In this post from your Memorial apartments, we’re talking about networking. Believe it or not, networking isn’t just something that college students have to do if they ever want to land their first job. It’s also a thing that working professionals have to do if they want to advance their careers.
Networking doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It’s 2017, which means you can do a lot of networking from the comfort of your home. LinkedIn and Twitter should be your two biggest networking tools. No matter what industry you’re working in, there’s a group for you on LinkedIn and a hashtag for you on Twitter. All you have to do is find the group and participate in some conversations!
Check out the post below for some modern professional networking tips, residents. Also, don’t forget to share this post with your friends and neighbors at your Energy Corridor luxury townhomes. In fact, sharing this post could be your first chance to put some of the networking tips to use!
Keep People Aware of your Presence
A lot of networking in the professional world occurs online these days, mostly on social media. If you’re going to be a good networker, you’re going to need to start commenting on plenty of posts, and creating a few posts yourself. We’re mostly talking about LinkedIn and Twitter here — two platforms that are commonly used to discuss industry insights and monitor trends in the market.
You want to be active because you don’t want people to forget about you. The world is fast-paced, and you have to continue to show up in people’s feeds if you want to be top of mind next time someone has a job opening, or extra invite to a networking event.
Join LinkedIn Groups and Participate in Twitter Convos
Good news, folks: You can network from your couch! In theory, you can even network from your bed. All you have to do is join a few relevant groups in LinkedIn, and search for relevant hashtags on Twitter. LinkedIn groups are great because you can set it up so that you get an email every time someone posts a new conversation topic. It’s then up to you to decide whether or not you have anything to say about that topic. This is a great way to engage with people in your industry, and sometimes show off your own expertise. Speaking of which…
Position Yourself as the Expert
You might not think of yourself as an expert, but anyone who’s been working for a few years has a bit of expertise in at least one aspect of their job. When you’re participating in online discussions or in-person conversation, try to stick to the topics that you’re super knowledgeable about. You don’t have to be the expert, but you do have to avoid coming across as a total novice.
Those are all the tips we’ve got this week, residents! As always, we appreciate those of you that have been coming back week after week to read our most recent blog posts. We all have to network, and these tips should help you be a little more effective when doing so. If you’re interested in reading more blog posts like this one, don’t forget to check this page again next week when our next post goes live. If you want to be updated when the next blog is posted, just follow Alexan Ashford on social media. There’s no better way to stay up to date with everything happening at your Energy Corridor townhomes.