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networking at work

By nyctregion13831870, May 10 2018 09:02PM

It’s easy to compartmentalize networking to outside of the workplace. We often reserve networking for those weekly or monthly networking events, after work happy hours, or various organizations we’ve joined. Yet, we often underestimate the power of networking at work. I was recently reminded of this when I was speaking with an associate about the local real estate market. I was blown-away by the number of contacts she had acquired in virtually any industry. It inspired me to pick her brain. I realized that networking can and should take place anytime and anywhere, even at work … especially at work. Finding out how she networked with others could not only help me advance my career by becoming the resource for others to go to, but it would help me in other aspects of my life.

I needed to know how she networked because it was definitely working:

Which networking events did she go to?

What people was she meeting?

What organizations was she a part of?

How did she follow up with everyone?

I realized by having an in depth face to face with her, I wasn’t just opening the door to finding out how she networked, but I was opening the door to everyone she knew. She has built an extensive network of like-minded business people by joining Master Networks. She has tapped into a powerful network and she was making it even more powerful by her word-of-mouth referrals. Networking should be a part of your everyday life, so look around for those influencers they just might be sitting near you or a phone call away!

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