Three tips to expand your network

by | Jun 28, 2018 | Career Advice, How to get into tech, Networking Tips | 0 comments

1. Make your presence noticeable.

You have to make sure people know what you are doing and what you have in the works — otherwise nobody will ever know. Keep in touch with your professional contacts via email, social media and face-to-face meetings. When you maintain contact you remain on their radar, which can result in them name-dropping you to their contacts. A simple, “Oh, I actually know somebody you should contact” can occur simply because you kept your presence noticeable.

2. Attend networking events.

Every industry has conferences and trade shows that provide great networking opportunities. There are also local meet-ups and local organizations that hold regular events that are great for building your network. (Of course if you’re here you know that! Because TechFace is one them. Well done for being here!)

3. Hang out at the same places the people you want to connect with hang out.

This applies to both online and offline — LikedIn groups are a great place to connect. If you want to connect with a certain group online then participate and introduce yourself. Offline this could be a particular lunch spot or a happy hour bar after work. Frequent the places that the people you want to connect with can be found at. Be friendly and social and you will make new connections.

Excerpt from an article by Jonathan Long.

Other posts you might like to read

Three reason to keep your CV up to date and how to really use it

Three reason to keep your CV up to date and how to really use it

Have you ever wondered, why you should keep your CV up to date? Let's imagine the following situation; you are at a top-notch networking event connecting with influential and decision-making people in your industry. You get to talk about your experience and how you...

Tech Inspired – Knowing your Worth

Tech Inspired – Knowing your Worth

Meet this group of inspiring women talking about the important topic of "Knowing your worth". Listen to this episode if you enjoy hearing diverse ways to handle (work and life) situations where you start to doubt your worth. Meet... ... Lisa – Software Developer at...

5 Reason to hire a career changer in tech

5 Reason to hire a career changer in tech

So you have been searching for some time already to find your next tech team member? You are looking to increase diversity in your teams but struggle to find diverse talents? We got you! We often hear from companies that it is difficult to hire for diversity and...

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Join us & get a
free Coaching Call