Networking Advice from your Dairy Ashford Apartments
When was the last time you went to a professional networking event? If you’re like a lot of our residents here at Alexan Ashford apartments on Dairy Ashford, you probably stopped going to networking events once you got your first job out of college. We often forget to continue growing our professional network once we start working full-time, but networking is as important now as it was when you were in college. It’s still the best way to find new career opportunities, which is why it’s still worth your time!
In the post below, we’ll be telling you how you can expand your professional network, make long-lasting connections and find new opportunities through interactions with other people. A lot of people have some preconceived notions about networking that simply aren’t true, and we hope to dispel those myths in the blog post below.
Without further delay, let’s dive right into this week’s blog! Oh, and when you’re done reading through the post, please feel free to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at your favorite community of Dairy Ashford apartments.
Don’t prepare an elevator pitch.
When introducing yourself to potential professional connections, you want to come across as authentic and honest. You shouldn’t try to sell anything, and that includes yourself. A lot of people go into networking events with prepared elevator speeches, which they use to introduce themselves to new acquaintances. The problem with this is that you’ll be repeating your speech so often that it will start to sound boring. You goal should be to make authentic connections, so skip the canned speeches.
Remember that no one knows who you are
It can be hard to feel like you belong at a networking event filled with some of your industry’s most successful people. However, it’s important that you remember that everyone feels that way. Everyone at the event is there to meet someone who can help them advance their career and to others, you could be that person. If you can go into every networking event with a fearless attitude, you’ll meet more people and make more connections.
Have a closing line
At the end of every interaction, you should give your new acquaintance a reason to reach out in the future. Maybe it’s something as simple as telling them you’ll buy them coffee next time, or something as enticing as a new project you’re working on. Either way, you have to give your new connection a reason to get back in touch with you.
We’ve hit the end of our list of networking tips, but we’ll have another brand new blog for you in the first week of January! For now, we’d like to thank you for spending a few minutes with us here on the Alexan Ashford blog page. We’ll be back in a couple weeks with another brand new blog post, we promise! While you wait for us to post that next blog on the site, we encourage you to try out some of the networking tips on the blog post above!
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