Networking from home is interesting and you can easily utilize through the social media platforms such as Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.
This is a good news for anyone who is an introvert and shy to get out there and start creating relationships with others. Especially if you can’t instantly strike face to face conversations and make it happened anywhere you go. Also if you had the chance to attend a networking event but wearing a name badge and making the small talk, don’t make you comfortable, this would help you get the momentum.
The days are changed and the latest online forums and networking sites like LinkedIn allow you to make contact with people in your sector – without even having to leave home!!
I’ve been using LInkedIn for several years now and the networking opportunities it has given are tremendous. I would say when it comes to professional networking, this platform offers you the best social networking opportunities. So now the question is are you already on LinkedIn? And do you know how to reach out to people you have never thought was possible! I will cover up that on a later post here on FernandoBiz…
To get started, get on LinkedIn today and search for ex-colleagues and look for groups set up within your industry. But remember, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out – so be sure to post messages and join the conversation rather than just observing.
Looking at my personal experiences I have found out that having your own personal website/blog is crucial and people tend to respond more towards qualitative information you publish and share with others. So think about starting yours today right now! Let me know if you need to get online this weekend.
**Seth Godin writes on his latest book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? How to drive your career and create a remarkable future, professionals like to check your online platform more than they would want to screen you resume.
Why Online Networking from home is easier?
The MSN career advice service says “Having a few conversations online should make it easier when you take the plunge and meet up at a real life event. You’ll be networking like a pro before you know it.”
Once you’ve had a few “safe” online conversations with the contacts you already know, you may wish to consider attending an industry networking event and make that big move and networking with style!
Of course it can be intimidating going into a room full of strangers and feeling pressured to make contacts, but the fear of networking is often much worse than the reality.
So start online networking today right now from home by contacting me though this site or take up the phone and ring me up! Most probably I would be up on a mountain peak or running down back as part of my training towards the London Revolution 🙂