Tips and Advice for Effective Networking

“Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, your uniqueness, what you stand for.” — Christine Comaford-Lynch

Come prepared with a clear goal in mind.

Follow up every time.

Have some conversation starters ready.

Present Yourself Well.

Always Be Ready to Give Your Pitch

Introduce yourself to someone more experienced.

Ask for Help.

Practice active listening.

Write notes after each meaningful conversation.

Ask for what you want.

Utilize Your Online Presence.

Do Your Homework.

 Set yourself a target.

Don’t have a set agenda.

Be a good guest.

Give referrals.

Time management.

Be proactive.

Attend relevant events.

Meet People Through Other People.

Don’t Ask For A Job.

Use Your Resume as a Tool for Advice.

Ask For Suggestions on How to Expand Your Network.

Always Remember to Say Thank You.

Get out of your comfort zone.

Practice Networking etiquette.

Dress to impress

“Networking is a lot like nutrition and fitness: we know what to do, the hard part is making it a top priority.” — Herminia Ibarra

“Networking is not about just connecting people. It’s about connecting people with people, people with ideas, and people with opportunities.” — Michele Jennae

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