The Clever Networking Step You’re Probably Forgetting

So you have been busy job hunting.

You’ve taken all the best advice about networking to heart and have pursued it like an Olympic sport.

There have been phone conversations, Skype calls and coffee meetings. You’ve met some great people who have been a huge help.

And then…

Your hard work pays off and you land a job!

Well done!

How nice is it to move on from meeting your next networking contact to meeting your new work colleagues?

But in the excitement of starting your new job…

Are you forgetting the smartest networking step you can take?

Which is this…

Share your news with every one of your networking contacts!

For two very important reasons:

First…

Letting your contacts know that you have a new job and that they in some way contributed to your success will be appreciated.

It doesn’t matter whether their particular advice or connections had anything to do with you getting the job. Contact them anyway.

A simple note is all it takes. Something to this effect…

Just wanted to let you know that I am starting a new job as an Event Manager at ________. Thank you for being a part of my journey as I searched for a new position and for your help along the way. I appreciated your time.

I promise you. They will appreciate hearing your news.

Second … and most importantly…

You never know when your paths may cross again.

And now…

They have your new contact information!

Future client, future colleague…future boss? Anything is possible.

Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to stay in touch!

Showing appreciation to all of your networking contacts is professional and memorable.

Staying connected is smart!

 

 

 

Post by Margaret Johnston, eventswork.com

As a career event professional, Margaret brings valuable insight and knowledge to the recruitment, management and development of high-performance teams for the event industry. A strategic and inspiring leader, Margaret has held executive roles for several global event management companies and key roles in the start up and orchestration of many high profile and international events.

 

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