Setting yourselves apart…
‘Talent is everywhere; opportunity is not‘ Idris Elba
In this ever-changing, increasingly connected world, where everyone has a degree and anyone graduating now can’t remember life without Facebook, let alone email and the World Wide Web, how do you go about setting yourself apart from the crowd, highlighting your unique set of skills and finding the opportunity both to learn and to shine? Firstly, it is not about what you have down on paper in terms of qualifications, though they help of course; and neither is is who you know – that may open doors but you will still need to prove your mettle.
The difference between you and the next person is your capability to interact with others, the manner with which you do that and the people with whom you maintain contact. It is in doing so that you will find the opportunities.
Networking comes in many forms and is natural to some and needs to be learnt by others. But, for all of us, our network of professional relationships that we build over time, and the shared histories we have with those people, are unique to each of us and is our greatest strength. This multi-directional dimension to our professional selves is worth investing extra time and energy into; as we continue to build it, our network becomes the foundation for a fulfilled and successful career.
What exactly is networking; why is it so important; and where the opportunities are, will be covered in this presentation.
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