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Coworking spaces are the future of work. Solopreneurs, startups and now even corporations operate from them. This makes them one of the best places for networking! Yet how do you network in such an environment? Simply by following these six tipps.
When they meet jobseekers, especially at a networking event, lots of people wrinkle their noses, considering these folks to be needy and takers as opposed to givers. Instead, job seekers are some of the people you should always have in your network. For at least three reasons.
Fancy travelling the world, but scarce time and finances don’t make it easy? You don’t have to leave your town to get to know new cultures. Not if you connect with these three categories of people.
By Nadia Diraä and Flurin Capaul
Chance leads to interesting encounters and discussions. On an internal forum in the ImpactHub a job advert was launched looking for someone “extroverted” to build and develop a network/community. The post led to some discussion revolving around whether someone needed to be introverted or extroverted to build and maintain a network. Out of this discussion, Nadia and Flurin decided to share their views in two short blog posts.
By Thomas Kupferschmied
Nowadays, most people interact with their contacts both online and offline. However, only few of them have reached a balance that grants effectiveness. As a social media influencer with an active offline presence, I believe I have learned how to combine both dimensions. Here are three ideas for you to achieve this too.
Do you know the difference between being a networker and a connector? A connector operates on a much higher level. If I am a networker, I know this person, this person and this person, and I’m happy with it – I know people, wow! If I am a connector, I know that this person and this person have something in common, I reckon that they can benefit from meeting each other, and therefore I connect them. Being a connector offers numerous benefits. At least seven.
Are you one of those many baby boomers who have lost their job? Or are you between 50 and 65 and afraid you will be made redundant soon? If networking has always been your lifestyle, at least over the past few years, you shouldn’t worry too much. For at least three reasons.
“In this digital era, business cards are dead”, people tell me time and again. I respond “Business cards are more topical now than ever!”. And this for at least six reasons.
Are you one of those folks that just disappear if they want to dump a boring person at an event? There are more stylish ways of doing so. I personally enjoy conversing with pretty much everybody, as I reckon that no person on this earth is boring. However, I did develop my little techniques for situations in which I have talked to a person enough and am now ready to chat with other people. The common denominator of all of these strategies is: add value to your interlocutor.
New year, new career? Great at networking and want to do something with it? Or simply after a platform where you can improve your networking skills? There are at least six professions you should consider.