The times are gone already when good academic ranking and intellectual skills make you able to land your dream job. Today employers are looking for more things, the most important of them is the ability to develop personal relationships. Believe it or not the test of this starts from the time you meet your employer who reads your body language immediately to know how good your networking skills are.
Networking skills are not only required in a job but actually in any commercial activity you do. The better you are at making people comfortable and becoming amicable to them, the better are your chances to get business from them. Thus it has become an essential skill that employers are looking for. Here are a few tips and reasons why you should cultivate personal relationships and why you need to hone this skill. Take a look:
Meet like-minded people
The best part of networking is that you meet people who think like you and hence you can increase your social circles strategically.
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Get your resume forward
Finding a job can be tough and hence if you have any contacts in the company you want to go to, there can be nothing better than that. At least you will have a similar face there and also if they are influential, they can help you in increasing the chances of getting in.
Build future job prospects
Having a good repo with people who are your prospective employers can ease your job search. Don’t be in a hurry and know that all the efforts for social networking being put in today is being done for a better tomorrow.
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So now you get the point that how important is to be able to meet people and make them like you. But there are often many mistakes that we make which just spoils all our efforts. The most common one is being too anxious and directly jumping at what we want from them. You need to show that getting your work done is not your only purpose and that you care about them too. Try not to speak much and give the other person enough time to put forward their point. People like those who let them put forward their views. Networking and building relationships with people is no short term work but involves efforts in long term. This is why it is called cultivating relationships. Have patience and always remember to follow up.
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