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8 Tips to Improve Your Networking Skills

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Networking can be overwhelming and downright stressful. Approaching industry professionals with hopes of making a connection or talking about job opportunities takes courage. But when done right, networking can offer you many benefits in both your personal and professional life. Want to gain confidence in your networking skills? Here are some tips to try out at your next event.

1. Be Yourself 

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It’s always important to be the real you. When networking, one of the main goals is to make connections and build relationships so it’s necessary to show who you truly are. Don’t imitate someone else, or be the person you assume companies will want to hire; they will be able to see right through it. You want to show off your true personality and skills, because that is what will make you unique and make you stand out to others.

2. Follow Up 

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What’s the point of networking if you never stay in touch with the people you meet? The relationships you build can turn into great career opportunities.

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