Create opportunities to connect with employees and executives from different departments by seeking networking opportunities both inside and outside of your organization. Is there an event you can attend or an organization your company is affiliated with that you could help support? Learn how to benefit from these in this video.
- You may have heard it said, … your network is your net worth. … That's because the more relationships you have … in the organization, … the more opportunities, projects, … and positions you'll gain access to. … Many people get a bad taste in their mouths … when they hear the word networking. … I'll take the pain out of that word … so that you can feel confident building relationships … inside and outside of the organization. … To begin, … attend internal networking events. … It's one of the best ways to run into executives … and coworkers from different parts of the company. … Any event, luncheon or training, … that brings diverse groups of people together counts. … Simply tell the first person you make eye contact with, … "Hi there, … "how's your day going?" … Then follow up by asking them what they're working on. … If you can get people talking about the projects they love, … you'll make an instant connection. … Next, explore community events. … This may sound counterintuitive … since we're talking about internal networking, …
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