It has been firmly established that to thrive in the coronavirus-economy, it’s a known fact that one MUST pivot. Pivot towards and embrace the virtual world we are living in. It’s almost like we are suspended in time.
Here are a few suggestions to help you network virtually during this unprecedented time:
- Commit to joining three groups on Facebook and LinkedIn where like-minded people in your industry hang out
- Designate 1 hour per week to interact in the newly joined groups
- Update your LinkedIn and review your contacts – Is there a way to reach out to them to let them know you are looking for a new position and if they knew of a position to let you know?
- Consider joining a mastermind group of those professionals in your industry
- Pick-up the phone for a video call, reach out to people – calling forms a better relationship than texting or emailing.
- Attend a virtual online event in your industry
- Focus on building relationships – it’s not about you, it’s really about them
- Be sincere and genuine with how you interact with your contacts
Which one of these suggestions can you put into practice today? Don’t wait. Start networking today, and make it your second job – you will be glad you did! It’s essential to work at building your sphere of peers daily.
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