Some people think of networking as all about getting and taking. But when done right, it’s also about how to give back. In this video, Dorie shares strategies for how to help your contacts in ways they’ll appreciate, including providing hands-on help to them, assisting the people or causes they care about, making targeted introductions, providing useful information or perspective they can’t get elsewhere, and making small, thoughtful gestures that show your appreciation.
- Some people think of networking is all about taking.…But when done right, it's also very much about giving.…Let's talk about a few ways you can make yourself useful…to your contacts in ways they'll truly appreciate.…If the person you're networking with is senior to you,…it can be hard to figure out…what you can actually offer them.…You can't give them a job or allocate budget to them…or even introduce them to new people…because their network is way more extensive than yours.…But one way you can almost always help…is by providing hands-on assistance.…
For instance, Heather Rothenberg,…who I profiled in my book Reinventing You,…made friends with powerful senior women in her industry…when she volunteered to be the secretary…of a professional association.…It wasn't really glamorous,…taking meeting minutes or booking room reservations,…but it provided an opportunity to connect with leaders…in her field who later helped her land a job…as soon as she finished graduate school.…Even if you feel like you don't have anything…
- Prioritizing contacts
- Building meaningful connections
- Managing your time
- Hosting networking events
- Networking on social media