What you will learn in
The idea of networking can be scary, but the act of doing it doesn’t have to be. In this course, you’ll explore non-traditional networking and how you’ve probably already been doing it without even knowing it. We’re also going to give you some tips to stay true to yourself while networking – no matter where you are.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is networking and why is it important?
Networking is the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. It contributes to your social well-being, leads to the exchange of ideas, helps you meet people at all professional levels and boost your professional confidence.
What is traditional networking?
Traditional forms of networking like networking events often lack cohesion, agenda, and purpose. Further, these events rarely have calls to action, and without a facilitator to direct the course of what people should be doing, engagement plummets and little networking is actually achieved.
What are some types of non-traditional networking?
Some good alternatives to traditional networking are: attending social gatherings, online forums, social media, volunteering, going to the gym or office.
How can knowing yourself be important to networking?
Understanding yourself will determine more effective ways of building relationships, and will affect whether you invite others to a dinner party or for one-on-one coffee dates. Knowing yourself will, in turn, enable you to get to know others, and begin to build stronger relationships with them.