A part of any job whether it be a start up, freelance or even working for a corporation is networking. These days there are so many ways to network whether it be face to face, virtual (Skype, webconferencing) or via social media (Facebook, LinkedIn).
So what characteristics makes a great networker?
Characteristics of a great networker as reflected by Jimmy Fallon:
Or according to Entrepreneur:
ask insightful questions
learn ‘their’ story
share a memorable fact
keep a list
make small promises and keep them
reward your ‘power contacts’
What are you doing to build your networks?
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Dick Bolles has just written an article on how to find your dream job/career in 2 minutes!
He says ask yourself these 10 questions and you will know what makes you come alive!
What kinds of problems do you most like to solve?
What kinds of questions do you most like to help people find answers to?
What knowledge of yours do you most like to display, to other people?
What are your favorite hobbies or interests?
What are your favorite words, that you most like to be tossing around, all day?
What’s your definition of ‘a fascinating stranger’?
What newspaper or magazine articles do you most love to read?
What Internet sites do you most often gravitate to?
If you watch TV, and it’s a ‘game show,’ which categories do you hope the contestant will pick?
If you could write a book, and it wasn’t about your own life or somebody else’s, what would be the subject of the book?
What career or job have you dreamt up by answering these questions?
Share your responses!