Create Your Brand and Network
It’s time to apply the skills and career competencies built from gained experiences. Begin building your brand and professional network today to enjoy the journey and opportunities ahead.
Networking doesn’t have to be complex: it’s connecting with professionals and maintaining relationships with a community of colleagues inside and outside of your industry. Learning how to meaningfully connect with others inside and outside of an organization is one of the most effective skills for career development and advancement.
Why Networking Matters
Making targeted connections is a marathon, not a sprint. Keep in mind that professional relationships often assist you in getting your foot in the door of your next career advancement.
Employment opportunities are often found through professional connections. First impressions count in all your interactions, as does consistency in one’s “professional brand.” By following the tips in this section, you can thoughtfully tell your story, build your brand, and make intentional connections to cultivate sincere professional relationships.