For my current and all previous employment history, every opportunity came through my personal and professional network. Whether someone introduced me to a potential employer or connected me with an employee, I was offered the job based on the introduction.
Additionally, networking can help with professional growth. I personally try to attend other coach's training sessions or simply hold conversations with like minded people to gain knowledge. As a young professional, I'm like a sponge soaking up information. These environments are key to meeting new people as well.
While using technology for networking is popular and effective, I don't forget about the power of face to face conversations. In person meetings offer a personal touch you can't feel in a LinkedIn group chat. It also allows you to show your personality and character which is important in developing relationships. People like to connect with other good people. Build an interest in a colleague's life. Ask them if they're having success or struggles with their work. Maybe you can help?
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