How to network: 5 methods by top experts
They say networking is vital but nobody explains how to network
How to network is the real question. But first, in case you’re a doubter, some quick proof that networking is essential:
Research shows networking is essential to staying employed, salary growth and job satisfaction.
It makes you more likely to get a job.
Via Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference:
In his classic 1974 study Getting a Job, Granovetter…found that 56 percent of those he talked to found their job through a personal connection.
More likely to be successful in a job.
Via The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work:
MIT researchers…found that the more socially connected the IBM employees were, the better they performed.
And more likely to be creative on the job.
Via Imagine: How Creativity Works:
…businesspeople with entropic networks full of weak ties were three times more innovative than people with small networks of close friends…
So why aren’t there any good resources on the nitty gritty of how to network? And how to network in a way that doesn’t feel sleazy?
Here are 5 methods from experts that you can quickly and easily start putting to use today.