Being a connector is one of the best ways to add value to the people in your network because you are introducing them to people they need to meet to grow their business, get a job or help them with a particular area of concern. The good karma that results is ten-fold. SInce you’re the middleman between two people connecting, you are now on both people’s radar and they are more likely to return the favor to you and/or keep you top of mind when something comes up that could benefit you.
When the thought of the office holiday party comes up, it is generally met with one of the following reactions: one, of dread that you even have to attend and two, with glee that you get to socialize, eat well and drink til your heart’s content. Either thought is fine if you are satisfied with where you are in your career and aren’t looking to make any moves. However, if you are looking to advance your career, here are five tips for using the office holiday party to go to the next level.
You may have heard of the ABC's of sales, "Always Be Closing." However, for consistent sales and job opportunities, you must practice ABN, "Always Be Networking". Networking should be a natural part of your lifestyle. If you wait for an event to come around to begin to network, you're already behind the curve.