Forget fake, robotic networking. Networking today means building authentic connections.
To propel your career forward, it's about connecting authentically with the right people in your network. Whether you're looking for access to the 85% of jobs that aren't posted online, want to save years by finding the right career fit, or need help navigating tricking workplace situations, networking will get you where you need to be.
In our four-part Networking Basics course, you'll learn how to start, build, and maintain professional relationships that will fast track your career.
In Networking Basics 1: How to Find People in Your LinkedIn Network, you'll learn who you need to connect with to propel your career forward.
Who you should connect with depends on what you need at this stage in your career. For instance, the person who can give you the big picture on a certain industry won't be the same person who can give you the insider advice on the interview process. Likewise, the person who can give you a referral to your dream job may not be the same person as someone who can help you navigate workplace challenges unique to you.
This course will teach you who in your LinkedIn network is best to talk to:
Learn how to explore your LinkedIn network to identify networking connections that align with your career needs.
Sue Wollan Fan is the Founder & CEO of MANGO Connects, a career app that helps you tap your network effectively to advance your career. She is passionate about doing work that matters and helping others do the same.
She been a career coach and mentor as a corporate executive at Accenture and Best Buy Corp., a nonprofit leader, a tech entrepreneur, and a mom of three daughters. Her book “Stop Networking. Start Connecting.” is due out in 2018.