Networking Skills


A friend in the
market is money in the pocket says my close acquaintance from my company.
In today’s world,
the more contacts you have, the better the chance of your success.  Your friends, colleagues, past pupils of your
school and college, acquaintances from your church, and people who you might
meet in the bus station can become a potential contact.  Networking is all about developing
collaborative, cooperative and supportive network of people.  The contacts you make may become the pillars
of your success. You simply cannot
survive on your own in this modern world.  So, develop contacts right now. Go out and
call on your classmates whom you never met after leaving school.
How Does
Networking Help You To Find a Job?
Networking skills
is the life-blood if you are earning money by running a company or any
enterprise.  You need contacts – the
right contacts – to propel your company forward easily and smoothly with their

·      Everywhere
and everyone: 
No restrictions.  You can network with people everywhere, at
any time, and to everyone.  It all
depends on your initiative, patience, confidence and luck.   You can network in a hospital, supermarket,
bus station, coffee shop, or in a pub. 

·       Short-list
your interests: 
  Make a list of all the contacts you have
worked so hard to get and sort them out (prioritize them).  Keep in touch with those people – don’t forget
them after making contacts.  After
short-listing, develop your next plan of action.

·     Prepare
an introduction about you:
  When you meet
people introduce yourself.  Be concise in
your introduction; a two-minute introduction is more than enough.  Practice this first at home.

Have a
business card:  
  Keep this handy.  Upon meeting someone, produce your card so
that your potential contact has some belief in you.  Don’t scribble your name and address in a
piece of paper and hand it over to them.


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