How to build and expand your career network
The best way to find a new job is through networking. The main problem for job finder is from where all these network contacts come from and how they can be part of that network. The important key factor to build network is mainly through relationship. The network mainly consist of people you have met personally or through online and build network to meet more people. the network often consist of your friends and family, but you have to expand your circle beyond what you have normally. Some of the techniques for building and expanding career network-
1) Expand local network or ask your current members for referral—
The best way to expand your network is to simply ask your friends or relatives for the contact information of others who seems to be beneficial for you.
Organize small get together for making new career network, impression, contracts or jobs.
2) Join trade organizations or professional organizations–
Try to find out the people who share the same professional intrests and goal. Many organizations arrange meetings or seminars for building your network of contacts.
3) Using social networking tools-
First of all try to find out which networking sites are commonly used by
your friends, then chat with your colleagues or friends to share your experiences.
The “ friend of a friend” is strong and successful contact network. Tap into social
network sites like face book , LinkedIn or twitter and join some groups online to
meet new people. Take part in discussions events to make contact with new people.
4) Attend trade or professional meetings-
During company meetings, you will interact with other new people.
try to make good relations with more experienced members.
5) Become source of information—
Try to remember people interest and send them articles on these subjects. This will make you to remain in touch with your contacts or making new contacts.
6) Contact your former professor or career service office-
This is one of the strongest method that help you in building new and strong network. Make additional contacts with people of same college or university and share experiences with them to make good connections.
7) Make contact with former colleagues or clients—
When we change our job , we lose our contacts with the former
Co workers or clients. Try to stay in contact with them.
8) Look out for opportunities—
If you see opportunities that will be good for someone in your career network , let them know that makes good relation with you