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Monday 15th June – Virtual Meeting – Networking
June 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An in-depth guide to successful networking – from defining your target contacts & key messages to further referral & new opportunities.
N.B. This presentation was originally scheduled for July 13th
Presenter: Andy Low (Director AJL Global Ltd)
Andy is an executive coach in career transition, who also operates as an interim manager.
In addition, his experience includes CEO / Director level positions in Consumer Media.
Amongst his breadth of engagements are organisations such as Cadbury, Schweppes, Tonka, Hasbro, Hallmark Cards and Mills & Boon.
Andy has been an active volunteer and trustee at Careers Springboard for several years and remains as the current Chairman whilst we seek somebody else who would like to take on this responsibility in the near future to take the charity organisation forward.
The subject of networking is probably under rated. Its importance nevertheless must not be considered just for those people who are talkative, outgoing and / or who have assumed positions where they are continually engaging with a lot of people all the time. No! That would be a misconception around its purpose. Networking is a tool from which each and every one of us can benefit when seeking to fulfil another position. There is definitely a process to it that will help you to maximise best use of your time in order to target key contacts that will become enablers towards getting you closer to somebody who is a hiring decision maker within an organisation that you have chosen you would like to work for.
Networking requires practice and commitment for it to work effectively and to work for you. If you sow a seed by having a conversation on one day with one person and multiply that up several times across several weeks and months, it is very likely that people who are 2, 3 or more levels of connection away from you will become within your easy reach of communication enabling a rapport to be built. This is how to tackle the so called ‘Hidden Job Market’.