How Can You Build And Leverage Your Professional Network? - Dr.Saaid

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How Can You Build And Leverage Your Professional Network?

by Dr. Saaid

Build business networkBuilding a strong professional network in business is the key to success. As strange as networking as a concept may be to you, it is essential that you learn how to answer the question how can you build and leverage your professional network? If you can do this, you can make real progress within a career.

Networking need not be complex and it pays to start building bridges and ties before you even graduate; this way, by the time you launch a new empire or career, you will already have a commendable standing in the local area. Learning how to network comes very naturally to some, to others it is a skill hard learned, but it is essential for success.

The best time to start levering contacts is before you graduate and whilst you are still a student; this way you have room for error and misjudgement and you will learn from your mistakes. If you take time to leverage while you are on a graduate scheme, then this new group of contacts will deliver you a sure return in the future.

Correct networking can really help in business more than you would first imagine.The reward for taking some time to get to know the people of a particular area and within the field of your speciality for the future will become all too apparent when it comes to launch date for that all important career or even an own company.

When you look at some of the biggest firms that are operating in a locality and you see a young person up at the top of the rankings, you will often wonder how they can have achieved such a feat at their age. The probable answer for this is that they started to make themselves known while they were still studying, and were then invited to join the company at a good level of entry.

There is no logic in being the most qualified individual in a professional area if no one knows you exist. This is not about be extrovert or being shy, it is about making yourself known and representing yourself to people of interest as a very viable asset.

Great places where you can start to integrate yourself with the cut of society that you need to know are on training courses, or even the university canteen. The more people you take the effort to get to know, the higher the chance you shall meet people that can help you with the success of that all important future career.

Not only is this type of socializing interesting, you can meet some fascinating people while you learn about a desired career choice or business. With a little effort, you will be able to promote yourself amongst the elite of any profession, and this will only hold you in extremely good stead in the future.

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has more than 30 years of working experience covering Banking, Project Management, Property Development, Education and Consulting serving in various capacities from Executive to Chief Operating Officer. He has provided consultancy services and in-house trainings to small and large organizations both from the private and public sectors. You can follow him on Twitter at @drsaaid.

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