Useful Professional Networking???

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Useful Professional Networking???
Chloe Xu, Australia, Premium Member
Despite the fact that social networking is all around, many business people find networking activities distasteful and avoid them even if it can contribute to job and business opportunities, broader and deeper knowledge, and improved capacity of innovation and advancement. Here are some tips to help you overcome an aversion to professional networking:
  • FOCUS ON LEARNING. Focus on the positive growth, advancement, and accomplishments that networking can bring and the activities will begin to seem much more worthwhile.
  • IDENTIFY COMMON INTERESTS. Social psychological studies have proved that when people work together on tasks that require one anotherís contribution, they are able to establish the most long-term and collaborative connections. So it is useful to think about how your interests and goals align with those who you meet in networking and how that can help you build meaningful working relations. Common interest identified through serious ...Sign up

Professional Networking and Learning at 12manage
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
Thanks for sharing this article "Learn to love networking", Chloe. This is exactly what 12manage is all about! Because we offer our members:
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Carlos Cardenas, HR Consultant, Peru, Member
There are tasks that require our attention. The more complicated a task is, the more concentration we need. This happens in all areas of our li...Sign up

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Tarja Laila Marita Raman, Partner, Finland, Member
@Carlos Cardenas: I agree "The more complicated a task is, the more concentration we need."
However, concentrat...Sign up

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Gregory Waddell, Teacher, United States, Member
Something I did recently that helped was to create a map of my professional interests. I used SimpleMind, a mind-mapping software, of which the...Sign up

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