Networking is an important term nowadays. It has become almost synonymous with finding the perfect job opportunity. So here are some four success tips to guide you on how you can build your own network and why it is really important to network effectively at your workplace.
Learn From Everyone’s Mistakes
The best way to avoid making mistakes yourself is to learn from the ones others’ have made. Learning from someone else’s experience never hurts, so go out there and pick up on what other’s missed out on. When you are on a new job, approach your seniors, the people around you and talk to them about their jobs, their responsibilities and the pitfalls of what they do. Ask them about the best way to approach a particular problem or a general query about solving often encountered problems in the industry. Strike up a friendly conversation about their lives and ask them for advice on a topic of their choosing. Give them a stage, and they’ll come to talk! (Not literally, of course!)
You’d Need Friends, Officially
Although it is expected that you know your stuff, and these are often checked beforehand, you will forget something once in a while. You will screw up and will need a bail without the whole office knowing about it. This is where the few people you talked to on your first day will come in. They also come in handy when you are still in your initial stages of basic learning. You will need someone you can turn to without being intimidated. Who do you go to when faced with a situation like this? Yes, that person you can chill out with over beers after work.
The Holy Scroll Of Recommendation
Being good at what you do, in a company, is a good thing. However, you’d need more than just your claim of abilities on your resume to get ahead in your career. When you move on to better things in life, which includes switching your current job to a well-suited one, you will need all the praise for your skills and work ethic–to back you up. So, make nice with the people you work with. You never know who might just land you to your next dream job.
The Social Network
Please keep in mind that the little network of people you make at your workplace also has a little network of their own, which you can immensely benefit from. With the trends nowadays, at least every person in the country knows someone who has a start-up. If you are not that person, they know someone who is. You never know, which of your peers might end up knowing the senior person of that huge firm you have always wanted to score a position in.
So, remember next time, that internships are not just opportunities to learn new things to help you build your career or pass those drowsy summer months. These are also opportunities to help find people attuned to yourself, to learn from their experience, to find people with whom you may grow into fine individuals, both personally and professionally.
Use these success tips and find your footing in your professional life. And if you are still building a network but don’t have a job, then check out the AMCAT jobs portal and find everything from IT jobs, to fresher jobs to jobs in Delhi and jobs in Bangalore and get set to find the right job.