4 Ways You Can Expand Your Professional Network

Author: Mark Danaher

4 Ways You Can Expand Your Professional Network

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Hello and welcome to this week’s newsletter edition focused on improving your networking. I am going to share 4 ways that you can easily implement these tips into your networking strategy. Networking is essential to achieve and maintain career success. Remember that you are an incredible professional and human being, and I am glad I can be of service to you.

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Networking is essential and must be practiced constantly to advance your career success.

We’ll elaborate on why expanding your professional network matters and how to make valuable connections through networking.

Why Does Expanding Your Professional Network Matter?

There’s a straightforward reason – you never know who you’re going to meet! Getting out of your shell and meeting other professionals can present opportunities you never thought would be available.

However, you may not know where to begin networking outside your workplace. Let’s dive into a few ways to expand your professional network.

Here are 4 Ways to Expand Your Professional Network

1.       Eliminate industry limitations and network beyond your profession.

One of the most significant steps you can take to unlock your career potential is to break the boundaries of your profession and to meet others outside of your industry. Networking with others outside your trade will broaden your horizons, give you new contacts, and enlighten you with previously unseen opportunities.

Get outside of your industry circle by attending events based on things you enjoy or interest you.

2.       Sign up for a professional organization.

Joining a professional organization linked to your career is one of the easiest ways to expand your network. Nearly every profession has a governing body or accredited group that promotes interactions and activities about the job. Registering with them should be a breeze.

Instantly, you’ll be able to network with a trove of new people who share your career and interests.

3.       Attend events based on your profession, such as trade shows, seminars, or conferences.

There’s a reason why professionals insist on attending industry events. It’s not just to gain insight, learn skills, or listen to an industry-leading keynote speaker – it’s to network.

Professionals leverage events like conferences, seminars, trade shows, and more to expand their network. There could be thousands of like-minded people in one place sharing the same career goals – or others looking for people just like you to join a new venture.

The opportunities and career-building potential could be limitless by just expanding your network at industry events.

4.       Do some volunteer work.

Another way to meet some inspiring and extraordinary professionals is by volunteering. Volunteering your time alongside your career may not be the most attractive use of your spare time. Still, the people you will meet may open some astounding doors for you.

The deep connections you can make with people give your professional network a more refined edge, where you’ll create strong bonds that will serve you well in your career.

It’s All About Who You Know

Expanding your professional network will benefit your career, and it’s easy to get started. As the saying goes, “It’s not about what you know, but who you know,” so why not connect with your industry? You can get started with a few clicks of a button.

Use your new networking ways to find more opportunities in your network. If you are having trouble building your network, reach out to me to have a FREE DISCOVERY CALL.