Networking is a very important – and often misunderstood – element in building your professional reputation and developing your career. Building a diverse and supportive network could make a big difference to your future, and following our simple guidelines could help you to get more benefits from your next networking event.
Whether you’re networking at a conference, a work social occasion or a specific networking event, you will have the opportunity to make and develop new professional connections. Success at all of these events depends upon the effort you put in, and the potential gains are well worth the extra input.
Developing good working relationships with colleagues, associates and competitors is all part of your career pathway, and these five steps will help to make the process easier and more productive:
CareerWise is Ireland’s leading specialist recruitment firm, based in Cork, Shannon and Galway, and our professional team are experts in Technical and Executive recruitment.
Are you a professional seeking an exciting new role, or a business seeking dynamic new talent? Talk to us at CareerWise to make the most of your potential. Contact us online now or call us on +353 (0) 21 206 1900 to arrange a consultation.
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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