Networking can be a viable way of securing a good job but there are certain things that you need to keep in mind before you try to build your own network that would help you in your professional life. It is to be kept in mind that there are some networking mistakes that can spoil all your endeavor to add a glint to your future career prospects. However, there are some ways that can help you avoid making mistakes while building a network of your own.
- First, try to focus on what you want and be clear in what you say. It is not possible for anyone to help a person who himself is battered with confusion. Articulate what you want in as simple terms as possible. However, before you start speaking to someone get a clear idea about the industry that you want to be into and determine the location, company size, sector and type of role that you are looking for.
- Another important thing that you should maintain a distance with is over-wordiness. People generally spend only a minute or two in listening carefully to a subject. So you have to make yourself clear within the least possible time. It is better to keep your statements precise and simple as it would help the listeners understand you in a better way.
- If you are reluctant to ask for help you are surely not going to meet success in networking. It is to be kept in mind that people are generally happy to help but if you do not ask for any help no one is going to pay heed to your requirements. So, open yourself up and talk with people asking them to do a favor.
- If you forget to thank whom you meet your networking endeavor is fruitless. Thanking a person or giving him the feedback would pave the way for future interactions, thus brightening your future prospects.