…It’s a SUPER Networker!!
Ever wonder what it takes to be a “super networker”? Well, you’re in luck – here are seven key habits of the best networkers around. Think about adopting some of these practices when considering your next steps on the career path.
1. Ask insightful questions
If you do your research and ask the right kinds of questions, you could make a great impression at your next one-on-one lunch meeting
2. Add value
Adding substance to connections early on can be a useful way to solidify the contact – connect contacts with each other as well as to yourself
3. Learn their “story”
Asking a contact about their path to where they are now can not only connect you to them in a valuable way and show your own insight, it can also provide you with valuable information about your own potential career and give you a look at what working with this person might be like.
4. Share a memorable fact
Use personal details – they stick. When asked an open-ended question, seize the moment and give them an answer that truly speaks to who you are and your unique drive. They won’t forget it.
5. Keep a list
After a good bought of networking, be sure to write the contact information, opportunities, and events you learned of.
6. Make small promises – and keep them.
Whether sending an email or following up with a phone call, even small promises can reflect positively (or negatively) on your character. Be sure to follow through!
7. Reward your “power” contacts
Make sure to maintain your most important contacts with small meetings, connecting them to other contacts of yours, or just sending a message their way – on a weekly basis. These people will be very important for your network foundation, so maintain that connection!
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