Beginner's Guide to Networking
85% of all jobs are filled through networking. That’s a lot.
That number itself should be enough of an incentive for you to start connecting with interesting, potentially helpful people right away but I get it, networking can still be intimidating. Trying to sound smart in front of highly accomplished professionals with years of experience is a daunting thought to many college students and young professionals. Yet, networking is absolutely crucial in an increasingly competitive and digitally connected world.
Don’t worry. I’ve been there. And I’m here to tell you: It is not as difficult as you think.
That's why I came up with 5 tangible tips and things to consider when networking I wish someone had shared with me when I first started.
This approach has allowed me to connect with professionals working at companies like Instagram, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Pinterest, and more.